Health and Social Care (Single Award)

AIMS OF THE COURSE

 

Everyone uses the Health Service at one time or other as well as other social services.  This course offers students the opportunity to gain a knowledge and understanding of the health and social care sector including health, social services, early years and children’s services. Students also study personal development.

 

OUTLINE OF THE COURSE

 

UNIT 1:  WORKING IN HEALTH SOCIAL CARE

(Internal assessment – coursework 60%- NOTE STUDENTS WILL COMPLETE MOST OF THEIR COURSEWORK DURING SCHOOL TIME)

 

v     Main employment sectors in health and social care

v     Job roles- qualifications and training needed in this field

v     Providing Quality care- confidentiality, effective communication

v     Meeting client needs ( infants, children, adults etc)

v     Accessing services- how patients are referred for care etc

 

 

UNIT 2 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

(External Exam 40%)

 

v     Human growth and development- all life stages- physical, intellectual, social emotional development

v     Factors affecting growth and development- behavioural, environmental, etc

v     Relationships

v     Self concept

v     Coping with life changes

 

CAREER IMPLICATIONS

 

General

Medical profession, care work, education, Clerical & Secretarial, Management & Administration, Personal Services , Professional Occupations, Sales, Research, Retail

 

Specific careers Advice Worker/Personal Adviser, Charity Officer, Civil Service, Administrator Counsellor, FE Lecturer, Health Promotion Specialist, Health Service Manager, Lifestyle Consultant, Local Government Administrator, Nutritional Therapist, Physiotherapist, probation Officer, Sales Executive, Medical Social Worker