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Health and Social Care at Dyson Perrins CofE Academy

Course description

The aim of the government is to improve the health of the nation, and to shiſt from reactive treatment towards prevention. This means that new opportunities are emerging for workers in the fields of health promotion, nutrition, diet, lifestyles, exercise, sexual health and social care.The goal of independent living with disability and choice for people with disabilities and for an ageing population requires a range of new professionals able to work across the Health and Social Care structures.( Lincoln University).


AS Level Units
Unit 1: Promoting quality care This is a tested unit all about attitudes and prejudices, barriers faced by people, what care values are and how codes of practice help people.
Unit 2: Communication:This unit involves researching how a client communicates and the barriers that can affect them. Students have to plan and interact with a client who uses services.
Unit 3 : Promoting good health This unit includes learning about preventative measures and job roles in health and they have to carry out a health promotion campaign.

A2 Level Units
Candidates build upon the knowledge learnt in Year 12 and they continue to develop their knowledge of health and social care. They have to complete one tested unit and two portfolios.

Entry requirements

We recommend students have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English as excellent communication skills are required both orally and in written work. Good IT skills are needed to complete portfolios.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dyson Perrins CofE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 23 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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