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Health and Social Care at The Sixth Form College Solihull

Course description

The course studies a range of units relating to different aspects of health and social care.

Course content

Year 1

Unit 1: Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care – considers theories and interactions with service users.
Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health & Social Care – identifies and explores the diversity in society.
Unit 10: Caring for Children and Young people – identifies the needs associated with caring for Children and Young people.

Year 2

Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health & Social Care – identifies the current legislation and its application within Health and Social Care.
Unit 4: Development through the Life Stages – explores the stages of Human Development.
Unit 9: Values & Planning in Social Care – explores how social care professionals support service users who have additional needs.

Entry requirements

3 A level Programme:
The majority of our students will choose to study 3 A level courses and will commit to these subjects for the full 2 years. Entry requirements for this programme are:

• At least two grade 6s or B grades at GCSE
• At least a further three grade 4s or C grades at GCSE
• You should have at least a grade 4 or C grade in GCSE English Language AND Mathematics.

Please note that there may be additional entry requirements specific to particular courses – please check each course listing on our website carefully to ensure you understand these entry requirements.

4 A level Programme:
Some very able students may choose to study 4 A level subjects. This will include all students who choose to study A level Further Mathematics, who will pick Mathematics, Further Mathematics and two other subjects. These students must commit to these 4 subjects for the full 2 years. Entry requirements for this programme are:

• At least five grade 7s or A/A* grades at GCSE
• You should have at least a grade 6 or B grade in GCSE English Language AND Mathematics.
• Students picking Mathematics and Further Mathematics will need to get at least a grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics.

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

100% coursework
No examinations
Examining Board – Edexcel.
Each of the units will be assessed by 3 or 4 pieces of coursework. The coursework will be handed in as each unit progresses. This 6 unit qualification is the equivalent of one full A Level. Grades are awarded on Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sixth Form College Solihull directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2017
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