Health & Social Care CamTech Level 3 Extended Certificate (OCR)

Course Overview

If you wish to pursue a career in the field of health and care or education (e.g.  physiotherapy, nursing, biomedical science, social work, teaching, welfare rights officer, occupational therapy, radiography, to name just a few) this course will address many of the aspects that are integral to the health, care and education professions. 
You will benefit from motivational teaching strategies and high quality learning through various resources to help you make a great start in your chosen career. 
The Cambridge Technical Level 3 in Health and Social Care encompasses many subjects you have encountered already, for example: Science, English, History, P.E. as well as others you may be considering for A levels, such as Psychology or Human Biology.
The units of work are extremely varied covering topics such as: Equality, Diversity & Rights; Building Positive Relationships; Health, Safety & Security; Anatomy & Physiology; Supporting People with Learning Disabilities and Public Health.


The Extended Certificate is equivalent to 1 A level and consists of 6 units of work: 3 coursework and 3 written exam papers. 

The course is delivered in a variety of ways from formal lectures/seminars, group work, peer presentations and individual research. 

This qualification is designed to give a broad introduction to this sector and aims to prepare candidates for further study in higher education or further training which might be whilst in employment (e.g. an apprenticeship). However, these qualifications are not designed for candidates’ direct entry into employment.  

Candidates who achieve these qualifications may be prepared to enter a variety of HND or degree level courses in health and social care related subjects or education. 


You should be on track to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 4 - 9, including Science and English Language.