A broad basis of study for the health and social care sector. The course is designed to support progression to higher education as well as those thinking of applying for apprenticeships.
Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development – mandatory external assessment. This unit covers physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan and the factors affecting development and the effects of ageing.
Unit 2: Working in Health & Social Care – mandatory external assessment. This unit explores what it is like to work in the health and social care sector, including the roles and responsibilities of workers and organisations.
Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs – mandatory synoptic internally assessed. This unit focuses on the principles and practicalities that underpin meeting individuals’ care and support needs, which are the foundation of all the care disciplines.
Unit 14: Physiological Disorders and their Care – internally assessed. This unit explores the types of physiological disorders, the procedures for diagnosis, and the development of a treatment plan and provision of support for service users.