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Health & Social Care Applied AS/A Level 3 (Double Award) at Fulston at Fulston Manor School

Course description

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

Health and Social Care is a very popular vocational area with a wide range of opportunities for young people who have a caring nature. There is a huge demand for well qualified care professionals in society and demographic factors indicate that this demand will continue to grow.

Some of these careers are in the following fields:

  • Medical – nursing, midwifery, imaging technician, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

  • Early Years Education – pre-school carer, nursery carer, infant and lower junior school teacher.

  • Social Work – residential care worker, community care worker.

    Many of our former students have progressed to higher education courses and others have embarked on health and social careers upon leaving the Sixth Form. Subjects that particularly complement Health and Social Care at Advanced Level are Sociology, Psychology, Human Biology and Sports Studies.

     

AIMS OF THE COURSE

  • To equip students with a broad range of relevant skills for care occupations.

  • To provide students with work-related learning opportunities in local care settings.

  • To develop students’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues within the core field.  To enable students to gain an understanding of client’s needs.

Course content

Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level)

 

Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels)

Human lifespan development

 

In addition to the Extended Certificate units:

Working in Health and Social Care

 

Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

 

Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

 

Promoting Public Health

Psychological Perspective

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto this course a student should have at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (or equivalent). Strong essay writing skills are very advantageous and students would be expected to have a GCSE of at least a grade 4 in English Language. Students should be skilled independent workers because of the large amount of coursework involved in this course.

Assessment

 

Takes place via a combination of centre-assessed coursework and external examinations. Units have differing weightings towards the final grade.

Future opportunities

Some of these careers are in the following fields: Medical – nursing, midwifery, imaging technician, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.  Early Years Education – pre-school carer, nursery carer, infant and lower junior school teacher.  Social Work – residential care worker, community care worker. Many of our former students have progressed to higher education courses and others have embarked on health and social careers upon leaving the Sixth Form. Subjects that particularly complement Health and Social Care at Advanced level are Sociology, Psychology, Human Biology and Sports Studies.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your CXK Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Can be 1 or 2 years

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