This popular vocational qualification prepares students to go on to study a wide variety of academic and vocational courses in Higher Education and/or go into a wide variety of careers including nursing, education, social work and a variety of opportunities within health care providers such as the NHS. It develops knowledge and skills in the vocational context of the caring industries.
Your Health and Social Care course will cover a broad range of topic areas relating to employment and further study in the health and social care sector.
You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of the units taught, these are likely to include the following areas:
� Developing effective communication in Health and Social Care
� Equality, diversity and rights in Health and Social Care
� Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care
� Development through the Life Stages
� Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
� Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
� Sociological perspectives for Health and Social Care
� Psychological perspectives for Health and Social Care
� Caring for children and Young People
� Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence
� Physiology of Fluid Balance
� Biochemistry for Health
� Science for Health
� Values and Planning in Social Care
� Nutrition in Health and Social Care
� Promoting Health Education
� Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care
How will I be assessed?
Units will be assessed in one of three ways;
Assignment set and marked within the academy.
Tasks set and marked by the Exam board
Written exam set and marked by the exam board
5 GCSE grades 5 or above including maths and English. Sheffield South East VI Form may consider students with GCSE grade 4s on an individual case by case.