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Nottingham Girls' Academy

Health and Social Care

Miss E Short - Head of Department

Miss A Suter

Miss J Saunders

 

Health and Social Care Level 2 First Award

Units

  • Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (exam)
  • Unit 2 – Health and Social Care Values (coursework)
  • Unit 3 – Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)
  • Unit 6 The Impact of Nutrition on Health (coursework)

Assessment

The course is equivalent to 1 GCSE and is assessed through 1 examination and 3 units of coursework. Specific assignment tasks will be set and A*, A, B or C Grades are available. 

Who should do the course?

Anyone interested in working within a care setting, such as a nursery, care home or school. The course will help develop an understanding of individuals’ needs, specifically those of children, the elderly or vulnerable. Choosing to complete work experience in a relevant care setting will help put what is learnt in the classroom into practice.

Where could the course lead?

The course is a good foundation for the BTEC Level 3 National Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care or BTEC Level 3 National Award in Children’s Play, Learning and Development.

Health and Social Care Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Units

  • Unit 1 – Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)
  • Unit 2 - Equality, Diversity and Individual Rights (coursework)
  • Unit 3 – Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care (coursework)
  • Unit 4 - Development Through the Lifespan (coursework)
  • Unit 7 - Sociological Perspectives (coursework) 
  • Unit 8 - Psychological Perspectives (coursework)
  • Unit 21 - Nutrition for Health and Social Care (coursework)

Assessment

There are no examinations within this qualification. Assessment if through a series of assignment tasks, this may include presentations, written work or creating activities.

Entry Requirements

At least 5 A*-C Grades at GCSE would be useful to study towards the Level 3 Certificate.

Who should do the course?

Anyone interested in working within a care setting, such as a nursery, care home or school. The course will help develop an understanding of individuals’ needs, specifically those of children, the elderly or vulnerable. Choosing to complete work experience in a relevant care setting will help put what is learnt in the classroom into practice.

Where could the course lead?

After completing the course, pupils could go onto extend their knowledge by studying towards the Level 3 Diploma at college or university. This could lead to a career within Health and Social Care such as a Nursery Nurse, Midwife or Teaching Assistant.