HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

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YEAR 13 STUDENT

I like studying this subject because it allows me to explore the possible career options of the Health and social care industry

WHY STUDY HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE?

The health and social care industry is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK. It is an excellent industry for people desiring to make a positive difference in society and looking to find secure employment. Working in this field can also be one of the most challenging and rewarding careers; but it is also the place where you get the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives each day.

During the course you will learn about different Health and social care services and how you can help, support and guild people with their mental, physical and social health. You will also have the opportunity to study a number of relevant issues in the health and social care sector such as public health, Infection Prevention and Control and Principles of Safe Practice. All of this you will be able to put into practice when you complete your Work Experience in the Health and Social sector.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Human Lifespan Development

  • Working in Health and Social Care

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

  • Work Experience in Health and Social Care

  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

  • Promoting Public Health

  • Infection Prevention and Control

  • Sociological Perspectives

  • Psychological Perspectives

  • Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

  • Scientific Techniques for Health Science

  • Physiological Disorders and their Care

HOW THIS MIGHT INFLUENCE YOUR FUTURE

Health and social care is an especially broad career sector. There are many different career paths that are available for people from all different kinds of academic backgrounds. This course will allow you to apply for a job or an Apprenticeship in the Health and Social care sector.

This qualification will also allow you to attend university so you can gain a professional qualification in health and social care.

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

Books​

  • This is Going to Hurt - Adam Kay

  • The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

  • Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healy

  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest - Ken Kesey

  • No Child of Mine - Susan Lewis

Films​

  • Still Alice, 2014 (12A)

  • Hidden Figures, 2016 (PG)

  • To the Bone, 2017 (15)

  • Three Identical Strangers, 2018 (12A)

TV programmes

  • The Secret Life of 4 and 5 Year Olds (Channel 4)

  • Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds (Channel 4)

  • Born to Be Different (Channel 4)

  • Mum, Dad, Alzheimer’s and Me, Real Stories (YouTube)

  • 24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4)

  • Crisis in Care (BBC Panorama)

  • The Nine to Five with Stacey Dooley: Caring and Sharing (BBC)

ASSESSMENTS

You are able to pick one of the following Level 3 courses:

 

National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care 
(Equivalent to one A Level)

  • 4 units (3 mandatory) and 2 are external.

Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (58%).

 

National Diploma in Health and Social Care 
(Equivalent to two A Levels)

  • 8 units (6 mandatory) and 3 are external

Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (46%).

 

National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 
(Equivalent to three A Levels) 

  • 13 units (8 mandatory) and 4 are external.

Mandatory content (72%). External assessment (42%).

HIGHER EDUCATION ROUTES

Biological Sciences / Social Sciences / Nursing / Social Work / Physiotherapy / Radiography / Speech and Language Therapy / Teaching

Apprenticeships

Opportunities are available at Level 2, 3, 4 and now at Degree level. The emergence of Degree Apprenticeships has opened up work-based pathways, such as Nursing

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Health Administrator / Care Management / Nursing / Youth Work / Care Worker / Community Development Worker / Counsellor / Health Promotion Specialist / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker / Physiotherapy / Speech and Language Therapy / 

Radiography

EXAM BOARD: Pearson

COURSE CODE: 

COURSE TYPE: BTEC

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Phone: 020 8800 7411

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