Applied AS/A2 Single Awards Health & Social Care

In Leicester

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Description

  • Typology

    A Level

  • Location

    Leicester

Description

For students with lively, enquiring minds, this course provides a wide range of experiences. This course lasts for one or two years. Please be aware of the wide range of occupations available for males as well as females.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

Leicester (Leicestershire)
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Gateway Sixth Form College, Colin Grundy Drive, Hamilton, LE5 1GA

Starts

On request

To take into account

As part of an advanced level programme, a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent). Grade C in English is essential and a grade D in Maths is desirable (English especially to cope with the written work and reading required).

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Course programme


Health & Social Care Applied AS/A2 Single Awards



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
As part of an advanced level programme, a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent). Grade C in English is essential and a grade D in Maths is desirable (English especially to cope with the written work and reading required).

LENGTH OF COURSE
One or two academic years.

WHERE NEXT?
You will have developed a wide range of skills, including communication skills, which are valued by employers and university. Your knowledge and under-standing of care organisations and processes equip you well for:

Progression to Double A2 Health & Social Care.
Nursing.
Teaching (but you must be able to offer a national curriculum subject).
Social work.
Courses at university, such as psychology, health studies, podiatry, complementary medicine.
A wide range of jobs in the health and care sector.

These occupations are equally suitable for males and females.

INTRODUCTION
For students with lively, enquiring minds, this course provides a wide range of experiences. This course lasts for one or two years. Please be aware of the wide range of occupations available for males as well as females.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
During this course you will:
Gain a broad understanding of health & social care.
Develop skills, knowledge and understanding.
Have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way.
Follow a programme of study which allows progression in to both employment and higher education.
Develop key skills valued by universities and employers.
Gain confidence by developing independent learning skills.

CONTENT
All students at Gateway are expected to develop key skills. In addition you will study the following units:

1. Promoting quality care.
2. Communicating in care settings.
3. Promoting good health.
4. Health and safety in care setting.
5. Caring for people with additional needs.
6. Working in early years care and education.

If you choose to take this course over two years you will study units 4, 5 & 6 in year two.

ASSESSMENT
Units marked have an externally set assessment. This will normally be set in June to allow maximum time for preparation. The other units are assessed by production of coursework. You will need to be good at meeting deadlines to succeed in this course of study.

HOW WILL I STUDY?
You will be expected to learn in a wide variety of ways; through formal teaching, voluntary experience, visits, watching videos, role-play, group work etc. You may need to interview professionals, do research in the library or on the Internet. Sometimes you will have very practical activities to do. Always you will be expected to take responsibility for your own learning.

You will have a borrowers card for the library to help with your research and a password for the college computer network and Internet. The course will comprise of 5 hours of formal teaching time and a minimum of 5 hours of self-study per week.


Applied AS/A2 Single Awards Health & Social Care

Price on request