What is this course about?
This programme provides you with a route to higher education or you can use it to improve your employment opportunities in the health and care field. Your studies include - Communicating health andsocial care, Physical aspects of health, Factors affecting human growth and development, Equal opportunities and clients` rights. This course replaces GNVQ Advanced in Health and Social Care and is equivalent to two A-levels.For the first year you study to achieve the double AS award (equivalent of two AS levels). If successful and achieve the double AS award you go on to the second year to achieve the double A level .
What will I study?
Units include Human Growth and Development, Communication and values in Health and Social Care, Activities for health and well being, Social aspects and lifestyle choices. You will have the opportunity to resit GCSE English or Maths if you have a D or above. Key skills:Communication - developing students skills in discussion, research and written work. Application of Number - developing skills in interpreting information involving numbers, carrying out calculations and presenting findings. Information Technology - developing students skills in using IT for findings, exploring and presenting information (text, images and numbers). You will spend some time on a work experience placement or organise your own voluntary work with a suitable client group such as children, older people, people with special needs. This course is assessed by a range of methods including, projects, case studies and external test for some units.
Learn more about the sort of work placements available for students on this course.You will also study key skills/functional skills keyskills,
What can I do after the course?
Successful students may progress to: Higher Education or employment in health and social care in a range of settings such as community work, social work, housing services, welfare work, youth and community work.