This course is an ideal introduction for students who are
committed to working in the area of Health and Social Services. It is a one year
course which leads to a qualification equivalent to one GCSE at Grade 9 – 4.
Topics covered include Communication, Individual Rights, Cultural Diversity and
Human Lifespan Development.
Within this subject students could enhance their learning
through work experience in a care setting of their choice. Topics covered on
this course include:
Communication in Health & Social Care
Individual Rights in Health & Social Care
Cultural Diversity in Health & Social Care
Human Lifespan Development
Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences
The College runs a number of educational experiences each
year to enable the students to contextualise their learning. These experiences
include trips and visiting speakers. Health & Social
Care students have opportunities to be involved in local community
Career Opportunities & Further Study
This qualification shows that students can apply concepts
and interpret practical situations. It will provide them with a strong grounding
for further study at Coulsdon College in BTEC Level 3, or progression on to an
This course is assessed through a mixture of course work and
Students will begin to work on their analytical skills,
through self analysis, which they will build upon if they choose to continue to
study Health and Social Care at BTEC Level 3.
The exam board for this course is Pearson
Two 2 and three 3 grades at GCSE including English and
Mathematics minimum Grade 2 or equivalent qualifications (a Pass or higher at
BTEC Level 2 is accepted as part of the GCSE Grades).
This course will suit students if they:
Demonstrate an interest in the caring professions
willingness to learn
Are able to meet coursework deadlines
enjoy and be good at working with others, communicating in speech and writing,
planning their own learning and meeting deadlines. The ability to use
information technology is also important.