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Health and Social Care

Welcome to the Health and Social Care site.

Please find links and resources that support your learning whilst studying Health and Social Care here at Astor College. 

If you have any queries or comments then please feel free to contact:

Director of Health and Social Care:  Gemma.Browne@astor.dfamat.com

 

What is Health and Social Care?

 

What will I learn?

KS4

Learners will be following the OCR Cambridge National Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care specifications, and there will be continous assessment throughout the two years of study.

What will I learn and what skills will I develop?

This subject inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the health and social care sector, or in a related sector where knowledge of health and social care will be of use, such as early years. 

Learners will be encouraged to be  independent and creative.  Topics that are covered inculde examining skills in the health and social care sector such as the underpinning care values and an understanding of the different life stages that individuals’ move through, as well as learning practical communication skills.

Assessment

Excellent attendance is a must as every lesson counts.  The assessment is 25% examination, and 75% coursework, which is split into three assignments.  Sticking to deadline is essential in order to reach your full potential in this subject.

Where will this course lead me?

This course will support progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic health and social care course or an apprenticeship or, more broadly, progression to qualifications in other sectors, such as early years give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a range of junior job roles across the health and social care sector.

HSC-Year-10-SOW.pdf

HSC-Year-11-SOW.pdf

 

KS5

Learners will be following the Level 3 Cambridge Subsidary Diploma in Health and Social Care.  This qualification is for learners 16 years old or over who want to study Health Science, Social Care or Childcare.

This qualification isn’t just about caring for babies or the elderly and the ill; it will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into Higher Education on a health and social care-related programme such as Health and Social Care, Nursing, Social Work or Early Childhood Studies.

The qualification is designed to be taken as part of a study programme alongside other vocational qualifications or A levels, such as Cambridge Technicals in Science, A level Biology, A level Physics or Cambridge Technicals in Engineering.

What skills will I learn and what skills will I develop?

This course offers many opportunities for you to experience various aspects of the Health Care and Social Care sector.  The units will give you an understanding of health and social care in the wider contexts of different environments and settings where care takes place, the importance of effective communication in health and social care, the importance of legislation in health and social care and how to deliver a person-centred approach in the care given. Learners will also develop transferable skills such as communication, research, planning and organisation.

Excellent attendance is a must as every lesson counts.  Time management is a very important skill as being able to manage your assignments alongside your other studies is imperative.  Your ability to work independently  as well as in a team is also important during studying Health and Social Care here at Astor College.

Assessment

Assessment is three examinations and three assignments.  All six units must be passed.

Where will this course lead me?

This course will support progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic health and social care course or an apprenticeship or, more broadly, progression to qualifications in other sectors, such as early years give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a range of junior job roles across the health and social care sector

 

HSC-Year-12-SOW.pdf

Y13 SOW

Examination Dates - 2018-2019 (Provisional)

KS4

Unit R021 Essential values of care for individuals in care settings

  • Friday 11th January 2019 (am 1hr)
  • Monday 10th June 2019 (pm 1hr)

KS5

Unit 2 Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care 

  • Monday 7th January 2019 (am 1.5hrs)
  • Wednesday 15th May 2019 (am 1.5hrs)

Unit 3 Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

  • Wednesday 9th January 2019 (am 1.5hrs)
  • Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (am 1.5hrs)

Unit 4 Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Social Care

  • Friday 11th January 2019 (pm 2hrs)
  • Wednesday 5th June 2019 (am 2hrs)