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Design and Technology – Health and Social Care at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi

Course description

This course serves to provide a broad educational basis for further education or for moving into employment within the Health and Social Care sector.



Course content

AS UNIT 1 Promoting Quality Care & Communication – 40% This unit introduces candidates to factors affecting the quality of life. The care principles, skills and techniques & communication required. Also barriers to communication and quality care, and the rights and responsibilities of providers and individuals. Assessment External Exam (1½ hours)
AS UNIT 2 – Promoting Good Health – 60% Looking at: Perspectives of health and well-being Factors that affect health and well-being Preventative measures to avoid ill health Job roles of key workers in health promotion Techniques used within health promotion Assessment: Candidates are required to produce a portfolio that evidences the research, planning, preparation and carrying out of a small scale health promotion campaign aimed at a chosen target group.
A2 UNIT 7 – Provision of Health, Social Care and Children’s Services. In this unit, candidates will need to study the main health, social care and children’s services to meet individual needs. Assessment: This unit is externally assessed and requires candidates to produce a report based on a coursework assignment, 10 hour duration and set by the board.
A2 OPTIONAL (Either 9, 10, 11 or 12) –Unit 9 Working in Health & Social Care



Assessment: Candidates are required to produce a report based on a study of two different job roles within health, social care & children’s services.

Unit 10 Care of Older Individuals. Assessment: Candidates are required to produce an in-depth case study of the effects of ageing on one older individual who requires a high level of support from health and/or social care services.

Unit 11 The Role of Complementary Therapies in the Care of Individuals Assessment: Candidates are required to produce a report based on a study of two individuals who use two different complementary therapies to meet differing needs.

Unit 12 The Influences of Food & Fitness on Health & Well-being. Assessment: Candidates are required to produce a written report examining the results of two programmes that concentrate on diet & fitness of 2 individuals at different life stages for a minimum period of 4 weeks.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September