Applied Health & Social Care

Nazia Mohyuddin
Nazia Mohyuddin

WHAT IS APPLIED HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE?

Health and Social Care is a term that relates to services that are available from health and social care providers. This subject focuses on understanding the human body, psychological theories on human development, promoting public health and meeting individual care and support needs.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

This course will develop your understanding of ways you can change people’s lives, allowing you to progress to further study or employment within a variety of care settings.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM APPLIED HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE?

You will be able to explore a diverse range of topics with real life application. You will study human life development, promoting public health and research in to working in Health and Social Care.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?

Assessment is through coursework and examinations, with three modules being assessed externally and five assessed internally.

WHO IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

If you are interested in developing your understanding of caring roles within society and/or would like to progress into a caring career then this is the course for you!

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN A-LEVEL IN APPLIED HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE?

Applied Health & Social Care will support your progression to a range of higher education courses including Nursing, Social Work and Primary Education amongst many others. The  qualification and skills you will develop will also support your progression into employment.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

AS LEVEL

Unit 1 Exam: Quality Care and Communication involves studying the factors affecting the quality of life of individuals.

Unit 2 Coursework: Promoting Good Health. You will deliver a health promotion campaign as part of this unit.

Unit 4 Coursework: Creative Activities in Care Settings: You will be researching, planning and then implementing an activity with an individual with a physical or learning difficulty.

Unit 6 Exam: Common Illnesses, Diseases and Disorders.

A2 LEVEL

Unit 7 Controlled Assessment: Provision of Health, Social Care and Children’s Service involves students writing up a report under timed conditions.

Unit 8 Exam: Human development involves students learning six main psychology theories to explain development.

Unit 9 Coursework: Working in Health and Social care involves researching a diverse range of job roles that work in the health, social care and children services.

Unit 10 Coursework: Care for older individuals involves researching a range of theories to investigate ageing.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES WITHIN THIS SUBJECT

You will research and develop a healthcare campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 4 – 9, across four separate subjects, to include GCSE Mathematics and/or English/English Language.