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Health and Social Care - Applied at Palmer's College

Course description

The course provides a foundation for study of Health and Social Care, which will be suitable for further or higher education, or entry into employment.


Course content

The course includes the following units:
• Communication and values
• Human growth and development
• Positive care environment
• Meeting individual needs
• Promoting health and well-being
• Investigating diseases

Entry requirements

Minimum of five Cs at GCSE or a Merit or Distinction from the BTEC Level 2 in Health and Social Care.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of AS/A-level Health and Social Care offers several routes for progression. These include: Higher education opportunities such as a degree/diploma in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, radiotherapy, paramedic science, speech and language therapy and health studies. Direct entry into employment within the health and social care services such as a care worker, teaching assistant, nursery assistant and youth work.

Further information

More information is available from the College website.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Palmer's College directly.

Last updated date: 22 October 2015
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    • We are a specialist sixth form college providing post-16 education in South Essex to over 2000 students. Palmer's College is a warm and welcoming college and offers a fantastic team of teaching and support staff alongside superb new facilities.  The College has spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years.

      There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.