This is a two year course that is the equivalent value of two A Levels. This course is suitable for those studying in preparation for employment or further and higher education in the health and social care sector.There are seven mandatory units which give candidates an understanding of health and social care within the wider contexts of different environments and settings. Assessment: Five units are externally assessed with an examination and two units are internally assessed course work. Unit 1: Building positive relationships in health and social care (internal course work)Unit 2: Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care (external examination)Unit 3: Health, safety and security in health and social care (external examination)Unit 4: Anatomy and physiology for health and social care (external examination)Unit 5: Infection Control (internal course work)Unit 6: Personalisation and a person-centred approach to care (external examination)Unit 7: Safeguarding (external examination) As well as the mandatary units there will be additional course work units that can be selected from a range of 17 optional units depending on individual interests. These are all internally assessed and include: Nutrition for HealthSexual health, reproduction and early developmentSupporting people with DementiaPromoting well beingPublic HealthPsychology for healthSociology for healthCaring for people with mental health conditionsSupporting people with disabilities Elements of practical work and additional work experience also enhance the learning experience.
|Qualification name||Diploma in Health and Social Care|
|Awarding organisation||Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||4th September 2024|
5 GCSEs at grades 4-9, including Level 4 in GCSE Mathematics and English Language