Students studying Health and Social Care will be encouraged to develop their knowledge and understanding of health and social care in a vocational context in the real world. The course will therefore involve visits, listening to guest speakers and taking part in practical activities.
It is therefore a suitable qualification for those:
- Who want a broad background in this area
- Those who want to progress to A Level and higher education
- Those who want to enter the world of work
- Mrs Delyth Hallows
- Mrs Nerys Morgan
- Health, Social Care and Children’s Services – This unit will enable you to gain knowledge and understanding of the main health, social care and children’s service provision available to meet individuals’ needs. You will learn about the care needs of individuals; the different types of care services; the ways of obtaining care services and the barriers to access; as well as the main work roles and skills of people who provide health, social care and children’s services.
- Human Growth and Development – To provide effective care, workers within health, social care and children’s services need to know about the different ways that people grow and develop during their lives. This unit will allow you to gain knowledge and understanding of the process of human growth and development and the different factors that can affect individuals; as well as the development of self concept; life changes and sources of support.
The content of AS will focus on the needs of individuals and the techniques and professional services aimed at meeting those needs. Candidates will be assessed in the following areas:
- Rights, responsibilities and values.
- Communication in care settings.
- Health and well-being.
The content of the A2 will develop the AS content through addressing the factors affecting the issues involved in service delivery. Candidates will be assessed on the following areas of study:
- Service provision and practitioner roles.
- Understanding human behavior.
- Their ability to draw together aspects of these areas in a variety of contexts.