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Health and Social Care at Charnwood College

Course description

Why should you consider taking this course?
How do humans grow and develop through their lives? What are the needs of different client groups in care settings? Why is effective communication so important in high quality care? What factors contribute to a healthy lifestyle? Why do some people suffer from mental illness?

Are you interested in finding out the answers to these questions and understanding human behaviour? If so, this is the course for you!

Health and Social Care complements a range of other subjects, in particular: Sociology, Psychology, Biology and Sports Studies.

Course content

What is covered in year 12?
Unit 1 - Effective Care and Communication
This unit introduces you to the communication skills used in health, social care, children and young people and community justice sectors of care. It also introduces some of the factors which are required for a good quality of life and some skills and techniques practitioners can use in order to treat people well.

Unit 2 - Life as a Challenge
This unit explores a range of challenges faced by people due to physical disability, learning disability, mental health issues and social circumstances.

What is covered in year 13?
Unit 6 - Practitioner Roles
This unit aims to increase your understanding of the world of work in health, social care, children and young people and community justice sectors. It also helps you to reflect on your own suitability for different job roles. This unit requires you to use the knowledge and understanding of life quality factors and caring skills gained in unit 1.

Unit 10 - Diagnosis, Treatment and Preventative Strategies
This unit aims to introduce a variety of diagnostic techniques and the principles and key points of practice of a range of common medical treatments. This unit also looks into ways in which common diseases and disorders can be prevented.

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need to start this course?
5 GCSE or equivalent at A* - C, one of these must include English Language /Literature.

Assessment

How will you be assessed?
Unit 1: A portfolio of evidence will be assessed. The maximum mark is 80. Worth 25% of A-Level mark
Unit 2: A Written examination. Worth 25% of A-Level mark.

How will you be assessed?
Unit 3: A portfolio of evidence will be assessed. The maximum mark is 80. Worth 25% of A-Level mark
Unit 4: A Written examination. Worth 25% of A Level mark.

Future opportunities

This qualification can lead to employment opportunities in a wide range of health and social care related settings.

Further information

For further information contact: Ms Swain, Ms Bains. Ms Coles, Ms Scott.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charnwood College directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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