If you want to study Health and Social Care, Adult Social Care, Social Policy, Social Work, Nursing, Working with Children, Young People and Families, Psychology and Sociology at university, then this is for you! The diploma is designed to be studied alongside one or two A Levels such as Psychology, Sociology or Biology. Health and Social Care may also be studied as a BTEC Certificate (equivalent to AS Level) or BTEC Diploma (equivalent to two A Levels). You can discuss your preferred options with the teacher before starting the course.
Students must have grade 5 or above in Double Science at GCSE, OR Level 2 Applied Science at Merit or above.
You study two units for the single award and four units for the double award (full Diploma). The units are: Core Values and Services; Employment within the Sectors; Disease, Illness and Disability.
Optional units will be either:
Human Behaviour – to allow you to explore the factors that influence an individual’s development, including the application of psychological theories and strategies within a range of care settings.
The Ageing Demographic – based on demographic changes to include life expectancy, the impact on the provision of health and social care services and the impact of the management of long-term conditions. This unit will also include the physical and cognitive effects of ageing in addition to the rights and responsibilities of older individuals.
Assessment is by written examination and College-marked assignment.
Successful completion of the course will allow you to apply for university courses, including Nursing, Social Work and Psychology and many more.
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