About the Course:
As a Double Award Applied A Level, this course is the equivalent of TWO A Levels.Do you enjoy a challenge? Are you a good communicator? Do you care about other people and how our society develops? In this course you will carry out workplace visits, interviews and activities with service users to develop interpersonal and communication skills.
Students complete six units at AS Level and a further six units at A2 Level.
Unit 1 Human Growth and Development (external examination)
This unit will develop your knowledge and understanding of key aspects of growth and development and the experience of health and well-being throughout the different life stages. You will also consider what it means to be healthy and how health and well-being can be promoted.
Unit 4 Social Aspects and Lifestyle Choices (external examination)
In this unit you will explore the importance of social factors in effective Health and Social Care practice and how different lifestyle choices people make and the life course events they experience affect their health and well-being.
Unit 2 Communication and Values (coursework portfolio)
In this unit you will learn about the value base of care and the transmission of values through effective communication.
Unit 3 Positive Care Environments (coursework portfolio)
In this unit you will explore how positive care practice relies on practitioners having a comprehensive understanding of the diverse society we live in and that the promotion of a care value base can enhance services users’ opportunities in accessing services.
Unit 5 Activities for Health and Well-being (coursework portfolio)
In this unit you will gain practical experience and skills in choosing, planning, implementing and evaluating activities for service users in Health and Social Care.
Unit 6 Public Health (coursework portfolio)
This unit will develop your knowledge and understanding of current public health issues, policies and practices in the UK.
Unit 7 Meeting Individual Needs (external examination)
This unit aims to assess your knowledge and understanding of how Health and Social Care services are structured and provided within the UK.
Unit 12 Understanding Human Behaviour (external examination)
This unit will help you understand influences on behaviour and the effects that can result and how theories of behaviour can be used in Health and Social Care practice to make sense of the way that people behave, think and feel.
Unit 8 Promoting Health and Well-being (coursework portfolio)
In this unit you will find out why health promotion campaigns are carried out and how topics and target groups are identified.
Unit 9 Investigating Diseases (coursework portfolio)
This unit develops concepts of health and disease. You will learn about the disease process and will carry out an individual investigation into various aspects of two specific diseases.
Unit 10 Using and Understanding Research (coursework portfolio)
This unit will develop your knowledge and understanding of research methods and the research process.
Unit 11 Social Issues and Welfare Needs (coursework portfolio)
The unit will help you understand the variety of social issues and welfare needs which exist in our society.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Health and Social Care is especially suited to be studied alongside Biology, Psychology and Sociology.
The course covers a wide range of Health, Social Care and Early Year issues which allow you to follow pathways of interest in your future career. Progression routes into further training and higher education are far-reaching. Nursing, social work, youth and community work, health promotion, teaching and nursery management are some of the potential careers open to you.