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Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care

 

Key Stage 4

Course title: Health and Social Care

Qualification: BTEC Award

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Description of Course
This course teaches students about topics related and applied to Health and social care. One of the units is externally examined as a formal examination, the other three are all internally assessed as coursework. The students will cover 4 topics:

Human Lifespan Development (exam topic) – How we grow and develop from birth to death, not just physically, but intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Health and Social Care Values – the values used when working with people in health and social care contexts e.g. using dignity, respect and a person centred approach to care.

Communication – How to communicate effectively with patients and service users as well as other staff.

Nutrition and Wellbeing – how diet can link to health and well-being.  It also looks closely at how certain medical conditions can affect how and what we eat.

 

 

Key Stage 5

Course Title: Health and Social Care

Qualification: BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Diploma/Extended Diploma

Awarding Body: Pearson

Examination – 0%; Coursework – 100%

The Subsidiary Diploma course is equivalent to one A Level and covers six units.  These include Communication, Individual Rights, Health and Safety, Professional Development, Safeguarding and Nutrition.  It involves work experience in two different settings to enhance both subject knowledge and understanding of the subject.

The Diploma course is equivalent to two A levels and involves a further five units, looking into areas such as Human Lifespan Development, Values, Planning for Care, Anatomy and Physiology and Health Legislation.  It involves a longer period of work experience than the Subsidiary Diploma course.

We also offer an Extended Diploma course which is equivalent to three A levels and involves a further seven units to be studied.

All units are internally assessed through the production of coursework throughout the duration of the course.  Students are able to achieve at Pass, Merit and Distinction levels.

As an integral part of the course students undertake work experience.  This means they are able to better develop their understanding and application of the subject.  It also helps students to decide which direction they may want to move forward in as a career if they are undecided before starting the course.

Studying Health and Social Care can open the door to a great number of different pathways.  In Social Care, students can move on to become social workers, care assistants, work in child care and with adults and children with learning and physical disabilities in a number of different roles.  Students can also move into the health sector as nurses, nursing assistants, midwives and many other roles.  Some students also use health and social care as a stepping stone into a career in teaching.

For more information please contact:  Mrs K Corbitt - kcorbitt@prioryacademies.co.uk

 

    The Priory Federation of Academies, Lincoln