HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
Taught by H. Bowler / H. Siddall
Five or more GCSEs Grade 9-4/A*-C or equivalent, including English.
Minimum of a Grade 4 or equivalent if you have previously studied Health and Social Care.
Over the two year course you will have 4 external assessments (2 exams and 1 synoptic task). The remaining 9 units are assessed internally through coursework.
You could take this course with the prospect of then advancing to higher education, BTEC Higher Nationals or NVQ Levels 3 and 4 in areas of medicine, childcare, healthcare, nutrition, or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Health and Social Care such as a Nurse, Midwife, Dietician, Teacher or areas of Social Work, or many other Health Care related degrees or careers.
Similar to the Diploma, this course will prepare you for a range of related occupations without limiting your choice too early. It will offer you greater breadth of modules, including a mandatory Work Experience unit. Similarly, it allows a flexible approach to learning through coursework, placements and exams to prepare you for your chosen career. You will put the theory you have learned into practice by carrying out a range of activities and doing your own research. The skills you gain will prepare you for employment or further study at university or college.
The course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.
You will have 15 hours of taught lessons each week.
You will study 13 units over the course. These will include the following:
• Human lifespan development
• Working in Health and Social Care
• Anatomy and physiology in Health and Social Care
• Work Experience
• Current research into Health and Social Care
• Meeting individual care and support needs
• Principles of safe practice in Health and Social Care
• Promoting public health
• Physiological disorders and their care
• Nutritional Health
• Sociological perspectives
• Infection prevention and control