NORTH EAST WOLVERHAMPTON ACADEMY

Excellence through Endeavour

Vocational

OCR Cambridge Technical: Health and Social Care

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Examining body: OCR

Course content

Students will study one mandatory unit and a combination of optional units:

  • Developing effective communication in Health and Social Care
  • Working in the Social Care Sector
  • Caring for Children and Young People
  • Support work in Social Care

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs A*–C  including Grade C in GCSE  English, in order to meet the required standards for portfolio work.

Progression routes

This qualification gives an excellent foundation for a career as: Adult Nurse, Paramedic, Care Worker, Childminder, Children’s Nurse, Healthcare Assistant, Midwife, Nurse, Nursery Nurse, Occupational Therapy Support Worker, Playworker and Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant

For further information contact

Ms L Hennessy


BTEC New Generaqtion: Children’s Play, Learning and Development

Examining body: Edexcel

Course content

Students will study five core units:

  • Child Development
  • Play in Early Years Settings
  • Meeting Children’s Physical Development, Physical Care and Health Needs
  • Health and Safety Practice in Early Years Settings
  • Collaboration with Parents, Colleagues and other Professionals in Early Years

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A–C to include a grade C or above in English. Ideally a Level 2 course in Child Care or Health and Social Care, however it is not essential.

Progression routes

This qualification gives students the opportunity to gain a nationally recognized vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the children`s care, learning and development sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications.

For further information contact

Ms L Hennessy


BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services

Examining body: Edexcel

Course content

Students will study three core units:

  • Government, Policies and the Public Service
  • Leadership and Teamwork in the Public Services
  • Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services

Students will also study from a range of optional units including:

  • Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
  • Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Entry requirements

You will need at least four GCSE grade C or above including English.

Progression routes

Progression may be to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diplomas or Degrees at University.  A wide range of careers are available in the public sector, such as nursing, teaching, the armed forces and the emergency services.

For further information contact

Ms V Flanagan