A Level Health and Social Care at The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls
Health and Social Care courses provide preparation for a wide range of careers within the care field including nursing, social work and working with children in a variety of settings.
Skills gained from the course would include both literacy and numeracy skills. Skills in communication would be developed to a high level as well as practical skills gained from working on placements in Health and Social Care settings. Skills gained on these courses are also transferable to a range of other careers.
Unit 1: Promoting Quality Care – the study of equal opportunities legislation and services
Unit 2: Communications in Care Settings – considers theories and interactions with service users
Unit 3: Promoting Good Health – studies different perspectives in health and wellbeing.
Unit 10: Care Practice and Provision – the study of services and multi-disciplinary teams
Unit 11: Understanding Human Behaviour – the studying influences that can affect growth and
development and of the concepts and theories that can be used to explain human behaviour
Unit 13: Child Development – the study of the development of children from birth to eight years
and to consider the influences that can affect their development.
5 A*-C at GCSE including English and Maths.
The courses you can apply for at university are vast ranging from – nursing, paramedic degree, operation department practitioner, social work, occupational therapy, speech therapy, police, youth and community work, psychology and sociology degrees and many more.
This is an Applied A Level which means that all of the topics discussed are applied to real life situations and scenarios within health and social care sectors. The skills gained will equip learners with the practical skills needed for working in care.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls directly.