This is a 2 year modular course in which students will gain knowledge and develop understanding of Health and Social Care, Early Years, Promoting Health and Well-Being and understand more about Personal Development and Relationships.
There are two elements to this GCSE, the first is an external examination is based on Understanding Personal Development and Relationships, which is worth 40%.
The students also study for two assignments towards their Centre Controlled assessments, these assessments contribute towards 60% of their final mark. The first of these focuses on the needs of client groups, who will provide the care for clients, how the service providers work together to ensure the most effective care, and access and barriers to provision. The second assignment focuses on the role and skills of three different Health Social Care and Early Years Provision. The final aspect is addressing the principles of care and how professionals adhere to them.
As this course covers a wide range of possible career interests within the Health and Social Care sector a large part of the course involves visits to different venues and meeting key workers, for example, The Christie in Manchester and Hope Private nursery and SEN school. The students are set home learning tasks on a weekly basis to further embed their knowledge.
This is a very good subject to study at Further and Higher Education which can lead to a variety of careers in the Health and Social Care sector which include nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, medical secretary/receptionist, radiography, pharmacy, social work, teaching, teaching assistant, nursery nurse, care worker, psychologist, paramedic or youth work.