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A Level Health and Social Care (Single Award)

Richard Huish College

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Health and Social Care Level : AS and A Level (Single Award) and AS and A Level (Double Award, equivalent to two AS or A Levels) Board : OCR Method of assessment A third of the units studied will be assessed by written examinations, the remainder by portfolio or coursework. Why choose this course? If you are interested in working in any sort of caring profession, for example nursing, midwifery, teaching, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy or social work or if you are interested in a career in an area such as Psychology or Sociology, then this is a valuable qualification. Although you will study some theory, the emphasis of the course is on applying the information that you learn to real situations. If you do have a particular career in mind, you will be able to select optional units that will be relevant to that career. What will I study? All students will study three mandatory units: Promoting Quality Care, Communication in Care Settings and Promoting Good Health. In addition you will choose from a range of options to complete your qualification. These options range from complementary therapies to child development, anatomy and physiology. The number of optional units you choose will depend on whether you take the single or double award and whether you study this subject for one or two years. Huish Extra There are many opportunities for students to experience real life situations that will enhance their understanding of this subject. You will be able to visit a number of different environments including health centres, residential homes, schools, nurseries and possibly hospital departments. You will also have the chance to work in early years or residential settings, carry out health promotion campaigns and possibly work with complementary therapists. You may also get the chance to take a course in signing .

Health and Social Care Level : AS and A Level (Single Award) and AS and A Level (Double Award, equivalent to two AS or A Levels) Board : OCR Method of assessment A third of the units studied will be assessed by written examinations, the remainder by portfolio or coursework. Why choose this course? If you are interested in working in any sort of caring profession, for example nursing, midwifery,...

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