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Health and Social Care A Level at Monks' Dyke Tennyson College

Course description

Health and Social Care courses place emphasis on developing skills as well as academic achievement. Understanding how to communicate with, and care for patients, clients & children is vitally important to those working in a caring profession and this will be an important part of the course. Studying Health and Social Care qualifications can offer a solid foundation for a broad spectrum of career choices.

Course content

This subject stimulates an interest in, and teaches knowledge and understanding of, health, early years, social care and relevant issues affecting the care sector. It enables students to make an effective contribution to the care sector by developing skills of research, evaluation and problem-solving in a work-related context. Students will have a choice from the following when studying the assignment- based units: health, early years, care of old people, and people with specific needs. The units covered are human growth and development, communication and values, positive care environments, social aspects and lifestyle choices, activities for health and well-being and public health. There are opportunities to go on placements to gain first-hand experience of different care sectors.

Entry requirements

Students entering the Form who have not attained grade C or above in GCSE English or Mathematics will be required to re-take those subjects in Year 12 to acquire the C or above result.

Future opportunities

The course may lead to progression into Higher Education, further training or employment in Health Care, Social Services or Caring. It offers six main areas of Higher Education: Health Services, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Child Care. The qualification could also lead to a Degree in Administration.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monks' Dyke Tennyson College directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017

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