CTEC Health and Social Care - level 3


This course introduces knowledge needed by practitioners in the Health, Early Years Education and Social Care sectors. Students explore settings and services, analyse how these meet the needs of client groups, and analyse how legislation protects the rights of vulnerable groups. Students also discuss current social problems and learn how historic cases have helped inform modern provision.

Subject requirements:

Minimum of GCSE 4 in English, + 4 recommended in Science, + 4 in Health & Social Care (if studied at GCSE)

Teacher to contact - Ms M Doe 
Social Sciences Area Coordinator - Miss C Miller
Social Sciences Curriculum Assistant - Mrs D Last

Course Content

Year 12

Unit 1 Building positive relationships in health, social and child care settings (Mandatory NEA)

Unit 2 Equality, diversity and rights (Mandatory exam)

Unit 3 Health, safety and security in health and social care (Mandatory exam)


Year 13

Unit 4 Anatomy and physiology (Mandatory exam)

1 optional NEA unit from the following -

Unit 24 Public health OR Unit 10 Nutrition

1 optional NEA unit from the following: 

Unit 14 Physiological conditions OR Unit 13 Sexual health, reproduction and early development stages

Assessment Criteria

Three internally assessed units and three external exams over 2 years. Exams and coursework in January and May.
Each unit is graded at a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Points from each unit are combined for the overall grade.

Please note this course is one year only in the first instance. Only upon successful completion of the first year, will students be invited to complete the second-year qualification.

Exam Board: OCR
Course Codes:

Are you interested in:

  • Who is responsible for the quality of care in public services?
  • The importance of individual needs and choice in care provision?
  • Supporting people to live with long-term conditions?
  • How social media has influenced attitudes to health care?
  • Ensuring equal and fair access to health and social care services?

Leading to a career in:

  • Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Early Years Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Police

This subject goes well with:

  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Sport

Health and Social Care Vision

We want our students to be caring compassionate and empathetic and to objectively analyse and understand evidence explaining people’s life experience and meet their needs with respect consideration and pride.

Please see the Subject Guide links below and information about the Health and Social Care course.

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