Health & SOcial Care
The Health & Social Care Way
Our subject has a ‘Subject Way’ at the heart of it. Our Subject Way is designed to help students become young subject specialists. The Subject Way has two main purposes:
Firstly, to teach students the vital skills they need to achieve their full potential and gain the very best grades they can. Secondly, to teach students how each subject relates to the wider world, incorporating the life skills they will learn.
It is our belief that knowing how what you learn links to the wider world, brings a subject to life and therefore improves overall understanding and engagement.
Why study Health & Social Care?
THE AIM OF A QUALIFICATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE IS TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR PROGRESSION TO EMPLOYMENT AND/OR FURTHER EDUCATION IN THE HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE AND EARLY YEARS SECTORS.
This will be achieved by studying the principles which underpins all Health and Social Care practice and by learning how we all develop, and the factors which affect development.
What will I learn about?
The course comprises of three units:
- Human Lifespan Development (internally assessed unit)
- Health and Social Care Services and Values (internally assessed unit)
- Health and wellbeing (externally assessed unit)
How will I be assessed?
- 2 internal assessment (coursework) (60%)
- 1 external assessment (controlled assessment under exam conditions) (40%)
Human Lifespan Development (internally assessed unit)
You will investigate how, in real situations, human development is affected by different factors and that people deal differently with life events
Health and Social Care Services and Values (internally assessed unit).
You will study and explore practically, health and social care services and how they meet the needs of real service users. They also develop skills in applying care values. You will take part in a role play as part of the assessment in this unit.
Health and wellbeing (externally assessed unit)
You will study the factors that affect health and wellbeing, learning about physiological and lifestyle indicators, and how to design a health and wellbeing improvement plan.
You will be graded as follows; Level 1 Pass, Level 1 Merit, Level 1 Distinction, Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction*
What do employers think about the subject?
There are many openings with a qualification in Health & Social Care, both in employment and/or further education.
It helps to develop your skills which allows you to adapt to a number of situations in the world of work, and respond to the demands of our diverse society. Many people go on to nursing or midwifery, and many students have moved on to work with children in a range of settings, and also with adults who have complex needs and disabilities.
What are some of the skills I will gain?
There will be an opportunity to improve all of the following key skills:
- Problem solving
- Improving own learning performance
- Working with others