You will complete portfolio assignments for each unit, that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. Therefore the teaching styles will reflect the diversity required to complete these assignments. There will be group discussions, case study work, presentations, individual research, role play situations and practical application. There will be a lot of emphasis on students making contact with, and finding out information from real Health & Social Care professionals and organisations to ensure that you get the best understanding of what it is like to work in this area.
You will study the following five units:
• Communication in Health and Social Care
• Individual rights in Health and Social Care
• Individual needs in Health and Social Care
• Ensuring safe environment in Health and Social Care
• Vocational experience in a health and social care setting
Units are assessed by coursework portfolio assignments via a range of assessment methods including: presentations, reports, and posters. You will be given lots of feedback throughout the course, to help you to improve your work.
Five grade Ds or 3s at GCSE, or equivalent, including
Progress to Level 3 qualifications in Health and Social Care or other vocational areas.
What does the course combine well with?
Any other Social Science subjects such as Psychology will
go well with many of the issues raised in this course, as would Law. Science subjects complement Health & Social Care for those wishing to progress into health or medical related fields such as nursing.