Why study this subject?
This course is ideally suited to any student who has an interest in a career that involves dealing with the public. It is particularly useful for students who are considering a career in health, care or early years occupations. This covers a wide range of jobs including teaching (early years), nursing, social work, the police, occupational therapy, radiography, personnel management etc. It is a gateway into higher education. It will provide the students with the opportunity to develop broad knowledge, skills and understanding required by the health and social care sector.
Health and Social Care is available as a Single award (worth one A Level). There are mandatory units that will be covered and there is also optional units.
Building positive relationship in health and social care
Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
Health and safety in health and social care
Anatomy and Physiology in health and social care
Optional units may include:
Supporting people with disabilities
Supporting people with mental health conditions
Psychology for health and social care
Sociology for health and social care
All students will have the opportunity to meet a variety of Health and Care professionals and look at working practices in a range of careers.
At least 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 including English Language.