This qualification will develop professional and personal skills through interaction with people who either work in the sector or require care or support, as well as theoretical knowledge and understanding to underpin their skills. This will allow them to offer specific, person-centred care and support and build positive relationships with the people they are working with, so that their needs and requirements are met whilst they maintain control of their own care and support.
Students will consider the real impacts to people living with conditions or illnesses such as the social, financial and psychological impacts, not just the signs, symptoms and treatment of faceless conditions or illnesses. Students will also learn about the legislation and guidance supporting health and social care, so that they can ensure the people they are working with are not only able to access all the care and support they are entitled to, but are also able to protect themselves from any harm or abuse whilst at work.
A two year course allowing a study of the health and social care sectors. The most important thing you need in order to take health and social care is a lively mind, an interest in health and social care, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.
Unit 1: Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care - (Coursework)
Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care - (Exam)
Unit 2: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care - (Exam)
Unit 4: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care - (Exam)
Unit 10: Nutrition for Health - (Coursework)
Unit 13: Sexual Health and Reproduction - (Coursework)
40% coursework, 60% exam
Assignments are set for all units of work.
The work is internally marked and externally moderated for coursework. All exams are externally moderated.
Students are awarded an overall grade of certification depending on how many credits they achieve. They can achieve a pass, merit or distinction depending on the quality of their work.
Minimum of five 9-4 grades in GCSE examinations including English and Science.