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Applied Health & Social Care at Ormskirk School

Course description

A level Health and Social Care is an interesting and varied course which is widely accepted by universities and employers alike. Although it can prepare you for entry to employment or higher education in the Care Sector or Early Years Education, you will learn and develop the skills required to work with people in any career, such as effective communication skills, research skills and the ability to analyse and evaluate information. Your studies will be set in a work related context; there will be a vocational element to the course and opportunity for you to talk to Health and Social Care professionals.Why study Health and Social Care? You are interested in a career within the Health, Caring or Teaching professions. You prefer modular assessment and coursework rather than an end exam. You enjoy the practical problem solving approach of real life case studies in a work related context, rather than learning lots of theoretical information. You would like to develop the skills of research, evaluation and problem solving which will equip you for further study and/or training in the Care Sector. Subject Entry Requirements - It is not essential that you have studied Health and Social Care at GCSE, but the course will further develop the skills and knowledge that you have already gained. However, you should have a genuine interest in Health, Social and Early Year’s care and the practical, financial and ethical issues involved. If you have studied it, then you should have achieved a grade C or above. Which subjects go well with Health and Social Care? Health and social Care combines well with many subjects, but particularly with Biology, Psychology, PE and Business Studies. Course Content/Assessment we offer OCR Health and Social Care to AS and A2 Level (Single Award).

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education, BTEC Higher Nationals or NVQ Levels 3 and 4 in areas of medicine, childcare, healthcare, Nutrition, or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Health and Social Care such as a Nurse, Midwife, Dietician, Teacher or areas of Social Work. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the social sectors.

Further information

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

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormskirk School directly.

Last updated date: 27 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years