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Health and Social Care GCSE (Double Award) at University Academy Keighley

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Course content

This GCSE course should encourage students to:Prepare for progression to employment and/or further training in the health, social care and early years sectors through the development of knowledge, skills and understanding needed for work in these sectors;Increase their knowledge and understanding of the health, social care and early years sectors through the investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organisations.


Year OneUnit 1Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision - You will learn about:• the range of care needs of major client groups• the types of services that exist to meet client group needs and how they are organised• the ways people can obtain care services and the barriers that can prevent people from gaining access to services• the main work roles and skills of people who provide health, social care and early years services• the values that underpin all care work with clients.You will understand more about the work of health, social care andearly years service providers by:• understanding how services are developed in response to social policy goals and to meet the needs of individuals• knowing about the different services and job roles.33%Unit 2Promoting Health and Well-Being - You will learn about:• definitions of health and well-being• common factors that affect health and well-being and the different effects they can have on individuals and groups across the lifespan• methods used to measure an individual's physical health• ways of promoting and supporting health improvement for an individual or small group.The knowledge that you gain from this unit will help you to look after your own health and well-being and understand ways of promotinghealth and well-being for others.33%Unit 3Understanding Personal Development and Relationships - You will learn about:• the stages and pattern of human growth and development• the different factors that can affect human growth anddevelopment• the development of self-concept and personal relationships• major life changes and how people deal with them• the role of relationships in personal development.Health, social care and Early Years workers need to know about the different ways that people grow and develop during their lives. This unit will help you to find out about the process of human growth and development and the different factors that can affect an individual's experience.34%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Keighley directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year