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Health and Social Care at King Edward VII

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Double Award
Note: This option counts as two choices.

Are you interested in diet, exercise and other ways to improve your health and well-being? Interested in practical work-related learning? If the answer is yes, this could be the course for you.

The Course
The course consists of 4 units of work:

Unit 1: Understanding Personal Development and Relationships
You will learn about stages of growth and development throughout the lifespan. You will learn about life events and relationships affect us and our self esteem. You will learn about how different factors affect our development, from the environment to education.

Unit 2: Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision (Coursework)
You will learn about the different care providers and how they meet the needs of their clients. You will learn about different roles of people who work in the care sectors. You will have the opportunity to visit different care settings and have work experience within a care setting.

Unit 3: The Nature of Health and Well-Being
What is health?
Smoking, drinking, poor diet, lack of exercise, unhappy relationships. What else is a risk to our health and well-being? Balanced diet, regular exercise, supportive relationships. What else influences our healthy positively? You will learn about all these factors and more....

Unit 4: Promoting Health and Well-being (Coursework)
You will learn how to take physical measurements of health e.g. pulses, blood pressures, peak flow etc. You will learn how to interpret this information and what it tells us about someones health. You will plan how an individual can improve their lifestyle to improve their health and how you will support them.

Entry requirements



AssessmentThere is one tier of entry. Two grades (A*A* - GG)

CourseworkTwo pieces of work worth 60% of your final mark. Completed over 20 hours each in controlled conditions.

ExaminationsTwo examinations (1 hour,15 mins each) worth 40% of your final mark.

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Future opportunities

Fancy being a paramedic, a nurse, a physiotherapist, a social worker or working with children in the future.

Further information

What skills will I need?
You will need the following skills to become successful in this subject: strong organisation and time management skills, good literacy, numeracy and ICT skills, good motivation and energy to work independently and good communications skills.

There is a possibility of running a Foundation Level Child Care Course if there is sufficient interest.

T his course is able to be combined with other courses within a single application.

This course maybe subject to change from September 2010, please contact the School direct for the most up to date information.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016

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