This course is for students interested in learning about factors that affect human development from birth through to old age. It aims to develop students’ understanding of psychological and sociological explanations of behaviour as well as theories about effective communication. Students will learn how to use these theories and concepts in health, social care or early years’ settings and learn the laws and actions necessary to promote equality, rights and safety in the workplace.
You are encouraged to self-place and seek work experience alongside your studies to enhance your learning experience. A DBS will be needed in order to complete the mandatory work experience unit.
Assessment of Foundation Diploma: 1st year
Units studied –
Unit 1 Human Lifespan external assessment
Unit 2Working in health and social care internal assessment
Unit 5 Meeting individual needs external assessment
Unit 7 Principals of safe practice internal assessment
Unit 11 Psychological perspectives internal assessment
Unit 19 Nutritional Health
Assessment of Extended Diploma: 2nd year
Units studied -
Unit 3 Anatomy and Physiology external assessment
Unit 4 enquiries into current research external assessment
Unit 6 Work experience in health care setting internal assessment
Unit 8 Promoting Public Health internal assessment
Unit 9 Infection control internal assessment
Unit 12 Supporting individual needs internal assessment
Equivalent in size to 1.5 A Levels.
6 units of which 4 are mandatory and 2 are external.
This qualification is designed as a one-year, full-time course. It is a coherent study of the health and social care sector and supports progression to an Apprenticeship in the sector or to a further year of study at Level 3.
Equivalent in size to 3 A Levels.
13 units of which 8 are Mandatory and 4 are external.
This qualification has been designed to be the only qualification in a two-year, full-time study programme; it is an in-depth study of the health and social care sector. It supports progression to health and social care related degrees.
Health and Social Care courses give a good foundation for working with vulnerable people. Students may progress on to Nursing, Midwifery, Counselling and job roles in the NHS, Health Promotion, Teaching and Educational Support work, Social Work, Probation and Police, Youth and Community Work, Nursery Nursing, Child Care Management and Public Health Work.