Health and Social Care is a work related qualification. Students will gain knowledge and skills which would lend themselves to employment opportunities in healthcare industries, or with further study at higher levels such as BTECLevel 3 or degree level. Careers in the health and social care sector include social work, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, teaching etc. To explore further careers in health and social care, look on the NHSCareers website.
This course will introduce students to the Health and Social Care sector as well as deepening their functional and independent learning skills. Students will study four units of work over the three- year course that covers the essential topics in Health and Social Care. Students may also be able to complete the Extended Certificate by completing additional units.
Units 1 will be externally assessed by exam; the other units are internally assessed coursework.
The units the students will study are:
Students will gain either a Level 1 Pass, Pass, Merit or Distinction on completion of the course. The calculator available to download on the Edexcel website will allow students to calculate their grade.
Friday 8th January (am) – Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development (1 hour)
Wednesday 8th May (am) – Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development (1 hour) – Resit opportunity.
At Key Stage 5 students have the opportunities to work towards either the Subsidiary Diploma, 90 credit or 120 credit diploma. The course is assessed through Coursework Assignments. Some of the units students will get an opportunity to complete are:
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