ctec level 3

Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care

Qualification: 
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
Duration: 
2 years
Level: 
3
Curriculum Manager: 
Nicola Maxfield

What is the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care?

An A level equivalent course with a variety of units which can take you to university, on to apprenticeships and in to work.

This is a vocational course (not practical) which also has academic demands.

Students who wanted careers as teachers, criminologists, nurses, midwives, psychologists and in social work have used this as a first step.

Students can and do get places at university after completing this course.

The course gives a broad range of subjects and experiences allowing students to reach their potential and to mature throughout the 2 years. You will study:

  • how and why people communicate, the role of body language in finding out what people are really thinking
  • the importance of treating people with respect and dignity and what happens when you don’t
  • how people develop and change throughout their lives
  • study skills, including how to read quickly and efficiently and how to write reports

Is the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care suitable for me?

Many students enjoy Cambridge Technical courses because there are no exams and since course work is assessed throughout the course, they have a clear idea of how they are doing and what grades they are achieving. Staff provide students with regular feedback about their work and students tell us that they appreciate the support given. Continuous assessment does mean that students need to work consistently hard throughout the two years, usually on more than one piece of coursework at a time, to achieve a good grade. Good time management skills are therefore very important.

Work experience is an important part of the course and gives students a real insight into the various professions and the opportunity to practice their skills. It can also help students to make decisions about future careers. The range of units you study is very wide so it provides a suitable foundation for a wide variety of careers.

How will I learn?

You will have a mixture of formal and less formal learning experiences. Some sessions will be in the form of lectures but you will also participate in a mixture of activities – whether working individually or in groups. You will participate in role plays, discussions and presentations. Time will be available for supported independent study to help you with coursework and your own research.

A real emphasis is placed on learning from others and group discussion. You will also be expected to reflect on how you are contributing to your study and work on study skills throughout the year.

As with other Advanced Level courses, homework is a vital part of your studies. On average you will be expected to do between 3 and 6 hours per week but you may need to allocate more time when assignments are due.

How will I be assessed?

You will study a total of 6 units during the two years of the course. All of the units are assessed by coursework – and this may include the production of portfolios, presentations, practical projects, and staff observations. None of the units require you to sit a formal examination.

For each unit you complete you will be awarded a Pass (P), Merit (M), or Distinction (D) grade.

Students must complete and pass the first year and show excellent attendance to progress to the second year and gain the full Introductory Diploma. 

We are aware that OCR is currently evaluating the assessment process and there may be the introduction of an examined unit. Further information is unavailable at the current time.

Progression

Students go on to a variety of higher education courses and jobs. In the past students have taken courses leading to professional qualifications in primary teaching, nursing, occupational therapy, midwifery, speech therapy, social work, and youth and community work. Some students have opted to take a subject oriented degree course at university, such as psychology, social policy, early years studies and health studies. Other students have immediately entered employment where they have taken up places in nurseries, nursing and residential homes where they have pursued further training. Some students have chosen to work less directly with people and gone on to work in administration in social care services.

Entry requirements

Students should normally have achieved an A*- C grade profile at GCSE. For GCSE English and Maths where a new grading system has been introduced a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C. Alternatively if you have studied at level 2 you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for students who prefer coursework.  To study this course you should have an interest in working with people.

You must also have a clear DBS check; this is the old criminal records bureau check. It is very important as we must be confident to send you out on placements with vulnerable people.

Course costs

All students will be expected to provide their own textbooks, stationery, computer memory sticks and calculators (where appropriate).

Essential: £20-£40 for books.

There may be one or two visits planned during the two years.

If the costs of equipment, materials and trips may cause you financial hardship, you may wish to read through details of our financial support scheme on our website.

 

 

Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Sport

Qualification: 
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
Duration: 
2 years
Level: 
3
Curriculum Manager: 
Jocelyn Chapman

What is the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Sport?

An OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma is a 2-year vocational course that would normally be studied alongside a range of traditional A level programs, BTEC/OCR Subsidiary Diplomas and Technical Introductory Diplomas/Certificates. The full Introductory Diploma is equivalent to one A Level, and carries a maximum of 56 UCAS points.

In Sport, you will study six units over two years covering a range of topics. These will be:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport  ( ½ unit)
  • Sports Coaching
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness ( ½ Unit)
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise #
  • Fitness Training and Programming #
  • Sports Injuries #

# Subject to change

Is the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Sport suitable for me?

The Technical Introductory Diploma is suitable for anyone who wants to learn about the world of sport but does not want to specialise totally in one area. You will need to have an enthusiasm for sport, both theoretically and practically, and an interest in the broader aspects of sport, leisure, and health and fitness.

How will I learn?

You will learn through practical assignments which will be set to cover the units. Assignments will be based on realistic workplace situations.

You will be taught by specialist teachers in specific sports/ICT classrooms and will have access to the Sports Hall and Fitness Room.

How will I be assessed?

The OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma is 100% coursework assessed and may include portfolio work - there are no exams. Projects are submitted for marking on a regular basis throughout the course. They are assessed internally by your teachers and then moderated by the board. Work is graded and written feedback provided enabling students to gauge how well they are doing on the course. Feedback will help you to see the strengths of your work, as well as allowing you to reflect on areas which can be developed further.

Your work will be graded pass, merit or distinction. The Technical Introductory Diploma is equivalent to one A Level and carries a maximum of 56 UCAS points.

We are aware that OCR is currently evaluating the assessment process and there may be the introduction of an examined unit. Further information is unavailable at the current time.

Progression

Students who have followed this course have gone on to a wide range of courses and careers. These include sports science, physiotherapy, Sports journalists, Sports Psychologists, PE teachers, personal trainers or public services.

Students can study the Technical Introductory Diploma in Sport alongside A levels and other Technical Introductory Diplomas. This provides the opportunity to apply for higher education courses, for example, Undergraduate Degrees, level 4 courses and apprenticeships.

Entry requirements

Students should normally have achieved an A*- C grade profile at GCSE. For GCSE English and Maths where a new grading system has been introduced a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C. Alternatively if you have studied at level 2 you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for students who prefer coursework. 

In addition to the standard course entry requirements, to be successful in the CTEC in Sport you should have at least a GCSE Grade C in Science and/ or Physical Education.

Course costs

You will be expected to pay for course materials. If the costs of equipment, materials and trips may cause you financial hardship, you may wish to read through details of our financial support scheme on our website.

 

 

Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Sport

Qualification: 
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
Duration: 
2 years
Level: 
3
Curriculum Manager: 
Jocelyn Chapman

What is the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Sport?

You will study 18 units over two years – including;

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport ( ½ Unit)
  • Sports Coaching
  • Current Issues in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness ( ½ Unit )
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Psychology for Sports and Performance
  • Practical Team Sports
  • Exercise for Specific Groups
  • Practical Individual Sports
  • Leadership in Sport
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sport and Massage
  • Organising a Sports Event
  • Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Sports Development
  • Work Experience

Each unit is assessed by means of a vocational assignment.

Is the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Sport suitable for me?

Current students have enjoyed units such as Work Experience as they provide a chance to find out from real experience about a variety of job roles and organisations. Students like the fact that their coursework assignments count towards their final grade and that there are no exams. You will be required to use real life scenarios for your coursework in order to give you real world examples on which to base your assignments.

It is, however, a demanding course and students need to work consistently hard throughout the two years, often on more than one piece of coursework at a time, to achieve a good grade. There are, however, opportunities to improve grades on coursework.

Your skills in time management will improve over the two years and this will be vital for gaining good grades.

You will often work in small groups and you may well be required to present your findings to a particular task to the rest of the group.

It is possible for students to study an AS Level alongside their OCR Level 3 Cambridge Extended Diploma course, although this is likely to be a challenging programme of study. An opportunity for work experience is included in the course at the end of the first year.

How will I learn?

You will have a mixture of classroom, gym and sports hall based lessons and the chance for independent study. In a typical lesson you will be taught relevant sport theory, whether it is related to, for example, Anatomy and Physiology of the human body or Sports Coaching. You will use this knowledge to carry out practical exercises such as an investigation into the adaptations that the body goes through when exercising in the gym or when conducting a coaching session for a group. 

Homework will be a mixture of case study questions and work on individual assignments and is likely to vary from four to five hours per week or more when assignments are due.

How will I be assessed?

You will study a total of 18 units during the two years of the course. All of the units are assessed by coursework – and this may include the production of portfolios, presentations, practical projects, and staff observations. None of the units require you to sit a formal examination.

For each unit you complete you will be awarded a Pass (P), Merit (M), or Distinction (D) grade. As this qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels, you will also be awarded an overall grade consisting of three grades – such as PPP, MMP, or D*DD.

We are aware that OCR is currently evaluating the assessment process and there may be the introduction of an examined unit. Further information is unavailable at the current time.

Progression

Students go on to a variety of higher education courses and jobs. Many students go on to study Sports Science, Physical Education, Sports Psychology, Sports Development, Sport and Business Management and other sports related subjects at University. Other students have immediately entered employment where they have taken up roles as Sports Coaches, Sports Masseuses, Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors, where they have the option of pursuing further training.

Many students have found that the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Extended Diploma in Sport course has been a very successful route into university. The focus on one subject across a variety of topics provides an in depth insight into how sport works. A number of students who were not considering university at the beginning of the course have been encouraged successfully to pursue this route. Our previous students have gone on to a wide variety of courses and jobs.

Entry requirements

Students should normally have achieved an A*- C grade profile at GCSE. For GCSE English and Maths where a new grading system has been introduced a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C. Alternatively if you have studied at level 2 you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for students who prefer coursework. 

In addition to the standard course entry requirements, to be successful in the CTEC in Sport you should have at least a GCSE grade C in biology/ science and/ or Physical Education.

Course costs

All students will be expected to provide their own textbooks, stationery, computer disks and calculators (where applicable). Costs are outlined below:
Essential: £20.00 for 1 textbook.
Coaching Courses : £42.00 for 2 courses
Resource Costs : £12.50
Optional: you may wish to take part in field trips or visits for which a charge will be made.

If the costs of equipment, materials and trips may cause you financial hardship, you may wish to read through details of our financial support scheme on our website.

 

 

Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Business

Qualification: 
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
Duration: 
2 years
Level: 
3
Curriculum Manager: 
Jocelyn Chapman

What is the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Business?

A Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma is a 2-year vocational course that would normally be studied alongside a range of traditional A level programs, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas and Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas/Certificates. The full Introductory Diploma is equivalent to one A Level, and carries a maximum of 56 UCAS points.

In Business, you will study six units over two years covering a range of topics. These will be:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Creative Product Promotion
  • Business Accounting*
  • Business and the Economic Environment*
  • Introduction to marketing*

May be subject to change*

Is the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Business suitable for me?

The Introductory Diploma is suitable for anyone who wants to learn about the world of business, or is perhaps considering setting up a business themselves in the future.

How will I learn?

You will learn through practical assignments which will be set to cover the units. You will learn about the Business Environment, Business Resources and Promotion in a range of businesses. You will develop skills of researching, role playing, and working in teams as you work on your assignments. The deadlines for the assignments will be planned over the year and it is important to adhere to the hand in dates, so good time management skills are essential.

How will I be assessed?

The Cambridge Technical  Introductory Diploma is 100% coursework assessed and may include portfolio work - there are no exams. Projects are submitted for marking on a regular basis throughout the course. They are assessed internally by your teachers and then moderated by the board. Work is graded and written feedback provided enabling students to gauge how well they are doing on the course. Feedback will help you to see the strengths of your work, as well as allowing you to reflect on areas which can be developed further.

Your work will be graded pass, merit or distinction. The Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma is equivalent to one A Level and carries a maximum of 56 UCAS points.

We are aware that OCR is currently evaluating the assessment process and there may be the introduction of an examined unit. Further information is unavailable at the current time.

Progression

Students who have followed this course have gone on to a wide range of courses and careers. These include sports science, law, business and journalism.

Students can study the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in Business alongside A levels and other Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas. This provides the opportunity to apply for higher education courses, for example, Undergraduate Degrees, level 4 courses and apprenticeships.

Entry requirements

Students should normally have achieved an A*- C grade profile at GCSE. For GCSE English and Maths where a new grading system has been introduced a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C. Alternatively if you have studied at level 2 you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for students who prefer coursework. To study this course you should have an interest in the business world.

 

 

 

Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Business

Qualification: 
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
Duration: 
2 years
Level: 
3
Curriculum Manager: 
Jocelyn Chapman

What is the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Business?

You will study 18 units over two years – including; The Business Environment, Introduction to Marketing, Financial Accounting, Managing a Business Event and International Business.

Each unit is assessed by means of a vocational assignment.

As the level 3 Extended Diploma in Business is equivalent to three A Levels you must be very interested in current affairs and the business world. You will be studying decision making within a wide range of organisations against a background of changing environments. Much of your work will be set in the context of real businesses.

Is the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Business suitable for me?

Current students have enjoyed marketing topics as they provide a chance to find out from real experience about a variety of organisations. Students like the fact that their coursework assignments count towards their final grade and that there are no exams. You will be required to use real businesses for your coursework in order to give you real world examples on which to base your assignments.

It is, however, a demanding course and students need to work consistently hard throughout the two years, often on more than one piece of coursework at a time, to achieve a good grade. There are, however, opportunities to improve grades on coursework.
Your skills in time management will improve over the two years and this will be vital for gaining good grades.

You will often work in small groups and you may well be required to present your findings to a particular task to the rest of the group.

The range of units you study is very wide, including the core units and those designed to facilitate more specialist study. The specialist units cover a wide range of business topics, including those concerned with business finances, managing human resources, marketing and event planning.

It is possible for students to study an AS Level alongside their Cambridge Technical Diploma course, although this is likely to be a challenging programme of study. An opportunity for work experience is included in the course at the end of the first year.

How will I learn?

You will have a mixture of classroom based lessons, workshops and the chance for independent study. In a typical lesson you will be taught relevant business theory, which you will then apply to the real organisation you are researching.

Homework will be a mixture of case study questions and work on individual assignments and is likely to vary from four to five hours per week or more when assignments are due. Learning whilst working or visiting businesses is also essential to success on this course.

How will I be assessed?

You will study a total of 18 units during the two years of the course. All of the units are assessed by coursework – and this may include the production of portfolios, presentations, practical projects, and staff observations. None of the units require you to sit a formal examination.

For each unit you complete you will be awarded a Pass (P), Merit (M), or Distinction (D) grade. As this qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels, you will also be awarded an overall grade consisting of three grades – such as PPP, MMP, or D*DD.

We are aware that OCR is currently evaluating the assessment process and there may be the introduction of an examined unit. Further information is unavailable at the current time.

Progression

Students go on to a variety of higher education courses and jobs. Many students go on to study Business Studies or related subjects, such as Management Science and International Business, at University. Other students have immediately entered employment where they have taken up roles in businesses where they have the option of pursuing further training. Some students have chosen to progress into less related areas such as Public Services and Property Management.

Many students have found that the CTEC Extended Diploma in Business course has been a very successful route into university. The focus on one subject across a variety of topics provides an in depth insight into how businesses work. A number of students who were not considering university at the beginning of the course have been encouraged successfully to pursue this route. Our previous students have gone on to a wide variety of courses and jobs.

Entry requirements

Students should normally have achieved an A*- C grade profile at GCSE. For GCSE English and Maths where a new grading system has been introduced a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C. Alternatively if you have studied at level 2 you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for students who prefer coursework. To study this course you should have an interest in the Business world. 

Course costs

All students will be expected to provide their own textbooks, stationery, computer disks and calculators (where applicable). Costs are outlined below:

Essential: £20.00 for 1 textbook.

Optional: you may wish to take part in field trips or visits for which a charge will be made.
If the costs of equipment, materials and trips may cause you financial hardship, you may wish to read through details of our financial support scheme on our website.  

 

 

 

 

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