Health & Social Care
Key Stage 5
This course is ideally suited to young men and women who have an interest in working in a caring profession. Students who already have or are willing to develop a keen interest in issues related to health, social care and early years. Students who enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experience and who want to study a course that is active and enjoyable, whilst keeping their options open and broaden their studies in a practical way.
Students who possess qualities such as, willingness to develop an interest in issues related to health, social
and early years, motivation, and being able to work well on your own and in groups would be best suited to this course. and who are also hardworking, well organised and who are willing to apply what they have learnt in a practical way, for example seeking opportunities to ask ‘real’ professionals and practitioners questions surrounding their working life.
Level 3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care (Equiv 1.5 A levels)
CM1 – Equality, Diversity and Rights (Internally assessed)
CM2 – Human Growth and Development (Internally assessed coursework)
CM3 – Safeguarding in H&SC
CM4 – Communication
CM5 – Infection Prevention and control (Internally assessed coursework)
CM6 – Psychological Perspectives (Internally assessed coursework)
CM7 – Sociological Perspectives (Internally assessed coursework)
CM8 – Working in Health and Social Care (Internally assessed)
CM9 – Reflective Practice (Internally assessed)
HSC1 externally set and externally marked written assessment (Pass/Fail)
External assessments make up 32% of your final grade 75 mandatory hours of coursework required over two years.
Resources to Support Learning
Your placement supervisors and colleagues are an invaluable source to gain knowledge and understanding of current and up to date trends and policies.
It is crucial that you remain up to date with changes in health and social care in your local area, the country and the rest of the world by following the news and reading health-related topics.
Health & Social Care can open the door to a wide range of caring professions; for example:
Nursing q Midwife
Health & Social Care can also lead you to:
A University Course
College for a Level 4 Health & Social Care related course.
From here, the health and social care world is your oyster!
Mrs L. Brown
Mrs N. Bettaney
Mrs D. Murphy
Mrs L. Milburn
Mrs R. Makamure