Unit 1

In this unit students will focus on the impact of positive relationships amongst managers, colleagues and with individuals requiring care and support in health and social care settings.

Unit 2

In this unit students will explore the implications of diversity on practice and also the effects of discriminatory practice on individuals who require care or support. They will also gain an appreciation of how legislation and national initiatives can support and promote anti-discriminatory practice.

Unit 3

This unit introduces students to health, safety and security in health and social care. They will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to maintain a safe working environment. Students will learn how legislation, policies and procedures work to reduce risks in health and social care and the consequences of not following them. Also students will investigate how to respond to different incidents and emergencies with health and social care settings.

Unit 4

This unit aims to introduce students to the basic structure and functions of the body systems involved in everyday activities and maintenance of health, including cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems. Students will also understand the part played by organs such as the pancreas, liver and kidney. We will investigate the systems and organs involved in detecting and responding to change such as the nervous system as well as the eyes and ears.

Unit 13

This unit will look at the development from conception to a one-year-old child. On successful completion students will have a sound understanding of the importance of sexual health and contraception. Students will understand pre-natal health and the various stages of pregnancy and the factors that could have an impact.

Unit 24

Public health is concerned with protecting and improving the health of the population, rather than focusing on the health of the individual. Through this unit students will develop an understanding of the ways public health and wellbeing is promoted in order to benefit society as a whole and to reduce health inequalities. Students will gain an understanding of current public health strategies and initiatives and consider the effectiveness and the implications of health policy for the wider population.

Unit 1Internal assessmentApprox. 11 hours16.7%
Unit 2Exam1h 30m16.7%
Unit 3Exam1h 30m16.7%
Unit 4Exam2 hours25%
Unit 13Internal assessmentApprox. 11 hours16.7%
Unit 24Internal assessmentApprox. 11 hours8.3%

Diploma students cover all units from the Extended Certificate plus the following units:

Unit 5

In this unit students will learn about the importance of infection control and will be introduced to methods that help to prevent the spread of infection. All of this will enable our learners to apply infection control methods in the workplace.

Unit 6

In this unit students will develop an understanding of the values that underpin a person-centred approach to care and will learn to challenge their preconceptions. The unit will explore how changes over time in attitudes and in policies have resulted in health and social care professionals adopting a person-centred approach to care. Students will be introduced to the practical tools and approaches that are used by professionals in their work.

Unit 7

In this unit students will become familiar with the language of safeguarding and the key legislation underpinning working in the health and social care sector.

Unit 9

In this unit students will understand the term ’learning disability’, and will look at a range of different types and possible causes. We will examine how the lives of individuals with a learning disability are changing as attitudes and approaches to support evolve.

Unit 12

This unit will introduce students to ways in which they can promote positive behaviour and manage and support people whose behaviour is considered to be challenging. Students will consider the impact of the way care and support are delivered, the environment and other factors on behaviour and how to manage these to promote positive behaviour.

Unit 17

The aim of this unit is to enable students to develop the skills and abilities to support individuals with mental health conditions to plan their own care and support suitable to their needs.

Unit 1Internal assessmentApprox. 11 hours8.3%
Unit 2Exam1h 30m8.3%
Unit 3Exam1h 30m8.3%
Unit 4Exam2 hours12.5%
Unit 5Internal assessmentApprox. 11 hours8.3%
Unit 6Exam1h 30m8.3%
Unit 7Exam1h 30m8.3%
Unit 9Internal assessmentApprox. 11 hours8.3%
Unit 12Internal assessmentApprox. 11 hours8.3%
Unit 13Internal assessmentApprox. 11 hours8.3%
Unit 17Internal assessmentApprox. 11 hours8.3%
Unit 24Internal assessmentApprox. 11 hours4.2%

Students will complete a two week placement to practice skills in an authentic health and social care setting. Additionally, visiting experts and taster sessions at Blackburn Hospital provide employer involvement and work based learning opportunities.

Key Info

  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Awarding Body: OCR Cambridge Technical
  • Study Mode: Full Time
  • Course Length: 2 Years

Entry Requirements

Career Opportunities