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Health and Social Care A level at Wolsingham School

Course description

The course encourages students to:

Develop and sustain an interest and acquire knowledge in health, early-years care and education, social care and issues affecting these care sectors.

Students will develop skills that will enable them to make an effective contribution to the care sector including skills of research, evaluation and problem-solving in a work related context as they will apply knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare for further study and training.

If you want to work in a profession in either, Health, Social or Early Years, then this is for you. The course requires students to show a high degree of independent learning and may involve work placement.

Course content

AS Health & Social Care

This course comprises of three Units of work;

  • Promoting Good Health
  • Communication in the Care Setting
  • Promoting Quality Care

Students will be expected to:

  • Produce two coursework portfolios (50 marks each)
  • Have an understanding of the values associated with caring
  • Understand how communication affects caring
  • Complete a small scale health promotion campaign
  • Complete a written exam

A2 Health & Social Care

This course comprises of three Units of work;

Care Practice and Provision; Understanding Human Development; 1 Optional Unit of choice

Students will be expected to;

  • Produce two coursework portfolios
  • Research demographic influences and care services
  • Investigate and apply theories within psychology and society to understand human behaviour and development 
  • Use case studies and statistics to base work around
  • Complete a written exam

Further information

Students may need to obtain a CRB Certificate.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wolsingham School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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