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Health and Social Care at Ysgol Llanhari

Course description

The Health and Social Care courses allows students to develop knowledge,
skills and an understanding of the underlying principles of work in the field
of Health and Social Care. These include an understanding of human
development, an awareness of the importance of confidentiality, an
awareness of how to promote and guard the rights of individuals and the
ability to support individuals through effective communication. Since the
courses concentrate on people and their social situations, they are closely
related to sociology, biology and psychology.
In the school we attach importance to delivering the course in a practical
and varied way that comprises: -
• periods of work experience
• a substantial number of visits
• working with younger pupils in the school

Course content

AS (single award) - units 1, 2
A2 (dsingle award) - units 7,12
AS Unit 1 Promoting Quality Care and Communication
Unit 2 Promoting Good Health – Portfolio
A2 Unit 7 Provision of Health, Social Care and Children's
Services – Controlled Assignment
Unit 12 The Influences of Food and Fitness on Health and
Well-being – Portfolio

Entry requirements

See the school offering the course.


The course is studied in units and each unit is assessed either by a written
examination or by submitting a portfolio of work. A grade (on the basis of
advanced level grades) is awarded for each unit and these grades are used
to determine the final grade.

Future opportunities

At the end of the course there are many options available to candidates:
• Move on to higher education - e.g. students have used the course as a
foundation for studying for a degree in course such as sociology,
nursing, education, speech therapy
• Employment and training – students could work and study towards a
more specialised NVQ.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Llanhari directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September