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Health and Social Care at City of Norwich School

Course description

Course details:

Unit 1: F910 Promoting Quality Care (Single)

This unit involves a study of attitudes and prejudices, rights and responsibilities, facilitation of access, care values and legislation.

Unit 2: F911 Communication in Care Settings (Single)

This unit covers types of communication, factors that support and inhibit communication, communication skills and theories.

Unit 3: F912 Promoting Good Health (Single)

Perspectives of health and well-being, job roles, factors affecting health and well-being and health promotion are covered in this unit. Students are also able to gain a certificate in first aid as part of this course.

Unit 4: F913 Health and Safety in Care Settings (Double)

In this unit we examine the influence of current legislation on safe practice in care settings, Safety and security procedures, safe moving and handling techniques and infection control.
Unit 6: F915 Working in Early Years Care and Education (Double)

Here you will study care and education provision for early years in the local area, job roles and responsibilities available within early-years care and education, values and principles of care in the early-years sector, the ways children learn and factors that affect performance and; How to plan and implement activities for children in care and education settings.
Unit 7: F916 Health as a Lifestyle Choice (Double)

This unit looks at the nutritional value of food, dietary guidelines, how diet affects health, health and safety, positive effects of exercise and designing an exercise programme.

Unit 10: F919 Care Practice and Provision (A2 Single)

Planning and provision of services, the effects of national policy/legislation on care practice and provision, how quality assurance is undertaken are covered in this unit. Students also learn about the ways in which services and practitioners work in partnership to meet individual needs.
Unit 12: F921 Anatomy and Physiology (A2 Double)

In this unit we examine the structure and function of the following: Respiratory system, Cardio-vascular system, Digestive system, Reproductive system, Renal system and Musculo-skeletal and neural systems. The effects of lifestyle choices on body systems and health and well-being are examined.

Unit 13: F919 Child Development (A2 Single)

This unit looks at the development and monitoring of development; factors that influence development and norms of development; the role of play in development and; how to plan and make a learning aid/activity for a child (0-8).
Unit 14: F923 Mental Health Issues (A2 Double)

The concept, types, causes, effects, and diagnosis of mental health issues is studied here. In addition students learn about preventative and coping strategies, including support available for people with mental-health needs. An evaluation of the way media portrayal affects views of mental health is conducted.

Unit 15: F924 Social Trends (A2 Single)

In this unit we examine social trends and patterns of family life, reasons for change in the structure of the family and roles of individuals, selecting appropriate research methods to use and interpret data to explore and draw conclusions about the trends and patterns of family life.

Unit 16: F925 Research Methods in Health and Social Care (A2 Double)

Here we study the Purposes and methods of research, ethical issues, sources of error and bias in research. Students conduct their own research through planning, presenting and analysing findings from their own research and evaluate the processes of this research.

Where can Health and Social Care lead you?

Further education/higher education courses in care professions and onto work/professions working with people in a care environment, e.g., nursing, teaching, child development, social care, midwifery, occupational therapy.It is these developed capacities that prepare graduates for successful careers in the areas of finance, management, administration, the media and so on.

Entry requirements

A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2014
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Key information

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