KS5 Health and Social Care

Health & Social Care

What do I need to study the course?

You should have five GCSEs grades A*- C. You do not need to have studied Health and Social Care before, but this course does require organisation and the ability to keep on top of deadlines.

What does the course involve?

This is a brand new course and unlike how BTECs have been previously delivered due to the introduction of 1 end of year examination and closer links to the academic topics. It replaces the A-Level we delivered but offers the same amount of coursework and examination practice.

You will gain an understanding of Health and Social Care by studying a variety of topics each year, with clear focus on the issues surrounding those who work within the industry. You will learn about the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social development of individuals throughout each of their life stages. In addition, you will look further into the structure and origin of the NHS, Social and Welfare system as well as focusing on individuals with specific needs.

The course gives a well-rounded insight into all care professions and continually refers back to the qualities required to help you gain future employment within them.

You can choose to do either a single award qualification (equivalent to one full A level) or a double award qualification (equivalent to two full A levels). The following units will be studied:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care Needs
  • Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs
  • Enquires in current research in Health and Social
  • Principles of safe practice
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Nutritional Health
  • Health Promotion

What next?

This qualification is recognised by university and employers alike and can lead to many vocational working opportunities in careers such as nursing, teaching, voluntary managing, social work, children’s work, care providers and opportunities within the NHS, social and care sectors.

Examination Board: Edexcel

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Abbey Multi Academy Trust
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