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GCE Applied Health & Social Care (Single or Double award) at Moseley School and Sixth Form

Course description

General Information

You will enjoy this course if you would like to develop:

A broad understanding of the Health & Social care sector

Skills as well as technical knowledge

An awareness of particular groups and their needs by focusing on health, Early Years (care and education), care of older people, or individuals with specific needs.

You will study aspects of Science, Sociology, Psychology, Social policy and Health and Safety Law.

 

The course contains considerably vocational content and we encourage all students to conduct work experience to bring the subject to life

 

Course content

Course Outline

Edexcel BTEC Level 3

The Level 3 BTEC in Health and Social Care is a two-year, full-time programme validated by Edexcel. You will study up to 6 mandatory and 2 optional units over the 2-years. Two of these are externally examined units and there will also be a coursework task that is set and marked by the board; these are fundamental to your programme of study.  The remaining units are coursework assignments which relate to a range of health and social care issues and practices.
 

Course Outline

Mandatory Units (up to 6 from the following)

  1. Human Lifespan Development (Exam)
  2. Working in Health and Social Care (Exam)
  3. Enquiries into Current Research in Health & Social Care (external CWK task – Diploma only)
  4. Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (internally assessed CWK)
  5. Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care (internally assessed CWK)
  6. Promoting Public Health (internally assessed CWK)

 

Optional Units (2 from the following internally assessed units)

Work Experience in Health and Social Care                     Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

Sociological Perspectives                                                        Physiological Disorders

Psychological Perspectives                                                    Nutritional Health

 

 

 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English

Assessment

You will study up to 6 mandatory and 2 optional units over the 2-years. Two of these are externally examined units and there will also be a coursework task that is set and marked by the board; these are fundamental to your programme of study.  The remaining units are coursework assignments which relate to a range of health and social care issues and practices.

Financial information

For further information, please contact the course co-ordinator above.

Future opportunities

Careers and Higher Education Opportunities

Recent students have taken degrees in Nursing, Social work, teaching and midwifery.

 

Further information

Extra-curricular enrichment opportunities

Regular support sessions will be available at lunchtimes, after school and break times throughout the course to help students with homework, projects and exam preparation.

 

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moseley School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 17 May 2016
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