Health & Social Care Applied (Double Award)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 011
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

Health and Social Care is a very popular vocational area with a wide range of opportunities for young people who have a caring nature. There is a huge demand for well qualified care professionals in society and demographic factors indicate that this demand will continue to grow.

Some of these careers are in the following fields:

  • Medical – nursing, midwifery, imaging technician, physiotherapy and occupational therapy

  • Early Years Education – pre-school carer, nursery carer, infant and lower junior school teacher.

  • Social Work – residential care worker, community care worker.

    Many of our former students have progressed to higher education courses and others have embarked on health and social careers upon leaving the Sixth Form. Subjects that particularly complement Health and Social Care at Advanced Level are Sociology, Psychology, Human Biology and Sports Studies.

     

AIMS OF THE COURSE
  • To equip students with a broad range of relevant skills for care occupations.

  • To provide students with work-related learning opportunities in local care settings.

  • To develop students’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues within the core field.  To enable students to gain an understanding of client’s needs.

Details

Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A level)

Human lifespan development

Working in Health and Social Care

Meeting Individiual Care Support Needs

Supporting Individuals and Additional Needs

Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels)

In addition to the extended certificate units:

Enquiries into current research in Health and Social Care

Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

Promoting Public Health

Psychological Perspective or physiological disorders

    


    

How will it be delivered?

 

Takes place via a combination of centre-assessed coursework and external examinations. Units have differing weightings towards the final grade.

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto this course a student should have at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (or equivalent). Strong essay writing skills are very advantageous and students would be expected to have a GCSE of at least a grade 4 in English Language. Students should be skilled independent workers because of the large amount of coursework involved in this course.

Your next steps...

Some of these careers are in the following fields: Medical – nursing, midwifery, imaging technician, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.  Early Years Education – pre-school carer, nursery carer, infant and lower junior school teacher.  Social Work – residential care worker, community care worker. Many of our former students have progressed to higher education courses and others have embarked on health and social careers upon leaving the Sixth Form. Subjects that particularly complement Health and Social Care at Advanced level are Sociology, Psychology, Human Biology and Sports Studies.