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Health & Social Care A Level at St Peter's Catholic Comprehensive School

Course description

Practical experiences will include: training from a Smoking Cessation Advisor, delivery of a Health Promotion activity to Year 7 pupils, a placement in a Primary or Pre-school, a placement in a Day Centre or Residential Care Home, input from health professionals.

Learning will require the completion of 3 units Promoting Quality Care an examined unit which looks at the rights, responsibilities and values which underpin all Health and Social Care professions. Communication in Care Settings – A coursework unit based on a placement at a day centre, residential home a primary, pre-school or school for students with special needs. Promoting Good Health- A coursework unit which demonstrates an understanding of Health Promotion and factors which influence health. Students deliver a health promotion presentation to a year 7 group.

Entry requirements

  • Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in a related career.
  • You will spend time out of school on placement and will meet numerous practitioners – personal maturity and responsibility are key characteristics.
  • The ability to manage continuous assessment.
  • A minimum of 5 Cs at GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's Catholic Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

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

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