HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
LEVEL: VOCATIONAL LEVEL 2 FIRST CERTIFICATE
EXAMINING BOARD: PEARSON EDEXCEL
TYPE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME
This course is designed to be taken alongside Maths and/or English GCSE resits. The study programme is for one year and is equivalent to 2 GCSEs. This First Certificate is aimed at students who are interested in the health and social care sector and who have a desire to pursue a career in a field supporting and caring for others. This qualification comprises of external examinations which will take place in January and internal assessment in the form of coursework.
You are encouraged to participate in work placements and will have the support of our work placement coordinator.
This programme enables students to develop their team work and communication skills in both a classroom and practical environment and prepares students for progression onto an apprenticeship programme or a Level 3 Study Programme.
The course will cover the following units:
- Human Lifespan Development
- Healthy Living
- Health and Social Care Values
- Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
- Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders
- Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care
Level 2 standard entry requirements: English and Mathematics GCSEs at grade 3 or above plus a range of GCSEs at 3 & 4.
Each year, residents from Calway House Residential Home are invited to Huish by Health and Social Care students in aid of the Macmillan Coffee Morning. The residents and students enjoy tea, coffee, lots of cake and special performances from the College’s very own musicians. Not only is the event a great way to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support but is also great experience for the Health and Social Care students.
“It’s an amazing turn out and a great opportunity to develop our communication skills with the older generation, it’s a lovely event.”
Health and Social Care Student, Amelie
“The concept is rather special, people tend to think that the younger and older generations don’t have a bridge and I don’t think this is true, just look around.”
June, Calway House Resident