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What is Health & Social Care?
This course is designed for learners aged 14-16 who have an interest in health and social care and wish to develop skills and learn the theory that can prepare them for further study and employment within this sector. The course is structured into a series of internal assessments which are worth 60% of the final mark.
Component 1: Human Lifespan Development
How do people grow and develop through their lives? How can factors such as lifestyle choices and relationships affect this? Understanding these processes is essential knowledge and understanding for health and social care practitioners. This part of the course is taught through a variety of activities in lessons and assessed through 2 internally assessed assignments.
Component 2: Health and Social Care services and values
Learners study and explore practically, health and social care services and how they meet the needs of real service users. They also develop skills in applying care values. This part of the course is taught through a variety of activities in lessons and assessed through 2 internally assessed assignments which include some roleplay.
Component 3: Health and well-being
Learners will study the factors that affect health and wellbeing, learning about physiological and lifestyle indicators, and how to design a health and wellbeing improvement plan.
Studying Health and Social Care enables students to develop many transferable skills including independent thinking, empathy, people skills, compassion and organisation.
Post 16 Courses and Routes to Employment
Students who have studied Health and Social Care go on to study courses at college, sixth forms and universities such as nursing, social work, teaching and health and social care to a higher level.
Students who have studied Health and Social Care have access to a wide range of careers and employment opportunities such as nursing, psychiatry, teaching, research or social work.
Who do I need to see to find out more?
Talk to Mrs Chamberlain or Mrs Sampson