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Health and Social Care Diploma

1. Qualification detail

2. Course description

WHY STUDY HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE? This qualification gives learners an understanding of health and social care within the wider contexts of different environments and settings where care takes place, the importance of effective communication in health and social care, the importance of legislation in health and social care and how to deliver a person-centred approach in the care they give. WHAT SKILLS TO BE GAINED BY STUDYING HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE? Learners will develop skills such as communication skills as well as transferable skills such as research, planning and organisation. WHAT WILL I STUDY? Learners take 12 units over 2 years made up of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units are:  Building positive relationships in Health and Social Care  Equality, diversity and rights in Health and Social Care  Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care  Infection control  Anatomy and physiology for Health & Social Care

3. Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grades 9 – 4 including English and mathematics

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

4 units are externally set and marked by OCR. These can be taken at any stage of the 2 year course (Exams). All other units are internally assess in the centre and moderated by OCR (Coursework). Each unit is of equal weighting. The qualification is graded D*, D, M, P (Distinction, Merit and Pass).

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7. Other dates or venues

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