Specifics

  • Course specific entry requirements

    Grade 4 from English Language and Science recommended

  • Assessment methods

    Coursework assignments & exams

  • Course duration

    2 years

  • Course type

    Cambridge Technical

  • Exam board

    OCR

How you will study

All the Health & Social Care teachers at the college are experienced, well qualified and have a track record of excellent results. They use a wide range of teaching methods to ensure that all students learn effectively. These methods include presentations, group and individual work, independent learning, research assignments, internet, video case studies and activities in work experience.

Course content summary:

  • Extended Certificate (1 Block)
  • UDiploma (2 blocks)
  • Extended Diploma (3 blocks)
  • Example units below;

Course content

Course content summary:

  • Unit 1

    Building positive relationships in health and social care – Coursework module

  • Unit 2

    Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care – Exam Module

  • Unit 3

    Health, safety and security in health and social care – Exam module

  • Unit 4

    Anatomy and physiology for health and social care – Exam module

  • Unit 5

    Infection control – Coursework module

  • Unit 6

    Public health – Coursework module

Do I get work experience?

All students will be given the opportunity to carry out work experience placements within a variety of health and social care settings throughout their course.

Students are encouraged to seek out their own work experience that will suit their needs however the college employ a work experience co-ordinator who will offer assistance and support with finding work experience placements.

Students will be given a series of tasks to achieve whilst on placement.

How will you be supported?

The excellent results in Health & Social Care are achieved by extensive support for the learning of each individual student.

This includes reviews and target setting, one to one support sessions, revision classes and an individual programme of study. Health & Social Care uses a range of online support including group emails and OneNotes which can be accessed from outside the college.

The support we provide will enable you to achieve your personal best in Health & Social Care.

What can I do after Xaverian?

The course will help you to prepare for a range of jobs in the public, private or voluntary sectors, e.g. hospitals, residential homes, health promotion, social policy, administration, research, support agencies, housing and the uniformed services.

The majority of our students progress to university to do degrees in nursing, midwifery, teaching and social work or allied professions. Some go onto unrelated degrees such as Performing Arts whereas some students go oversees to do voluntary work.

Course content

Course content summary:

  • Unit 1

    Building positive relationships in health and social care – Coursework module

  • Unit 2

    Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care – Exam Module

  • Unit 3

    Health, safety and security in health and social care – Exam module

  • Unit 4

    Anatomy and physiology for health and social care – Exam module

  • Unit 5

    Infection control – Coursework module

  • Unit 6

    Public health – Coursework module

Do I get work experience?

All students will be given the opportunity to carry out work experience placements within a variety of health and social care settings throughout their course.

Students are encouraged to seek out their own work experience that will suit their needs however the college employ a work experience co-ordinator who will offer assistance and support with finding work experience placements.

Students will be given a series of tasks to achieve whilst on placement.

How will you be supported?

The excellent results in Health & Social Care are achieved by extensive support for the learning of each individual student.

This includes reviews and target setting, one to one support sessions, revision classes and an individual programme of study. Health & Social Care uses a range of online support including group emails and OneNotes which can be accessed from outside the college.

The support we provide will enable you to achieve your personal best in Health & Social Care.

What can I do after Xaverian?

The course will help you to prepare for a range of jobs in the public, private or voluntary sectors, e.g. hospitals, residential homes, health promotion, social policy, administration, research, support agencies, housing and the uniformed services.

The majority of our students progress to university to do degrees in nursing, midwifery, teaching and social work or allied professions. Some go onto unrelated degrees such as Performing Arts whereas some students go oversees to do voluntary work.