Health & Social Care provides students with an interest in any of the caring professions with an invaluable and thoughtful perspective on contemporary issues in health and social care, education and the criminal justice sectors.
A valuable introduction for anyone wishing to work in any kind of people orientated career in the future and considering professions such as nursing, teaching, childcare, social work, policing and counselling. You must have an interest in working with people and be concerned with individual needs and diversity. Due to the considerable proportion of coursework, this course allows you to rapidly improve your communication skills. A very high proportion of students on these courses go on to study related degrees at university, while many others choose to pursue apprenticeships, especially with the NHS, the UK’s largest employer.
Health and Social Care students particularly enjoy the vocational aspect of the course and the emphasis on application to practice. Students consistently achieve excellent results in this subject at Dereham Sixth Form.
We will follow the OCR Technicals specification, which was offered for the first time in 2016 and which allows you to gain equivalent UCAS points to the linear A Levels. You can opt to take the equivalent of either one A Level (the Extended Certificate) or two A Levels (the Diploma) in Health & Social Care.
(equivalent to one A Level; approx. 60% exam, 40% coursework)
Over the two years you will study the following mandatory units:
This challenging unit is specifically designed to prepare aspiring nurses and other clinicians for the demands of degree level health courses.
In addition, you will study two optional units, likely to be:
(equivalent to two A Levels; approx. 46% exam, 54% coursework). Over the two years you will study the six units above in addition to the following mandatory units:
Diploma students will also study two additional portfolio units which are likely to be taken from the following options:
Portfolio (i.e. coursework) units are internally assessed but externally moderated.
Minimum 55444 including Level 4 in English and Mathematics GCSE.