Course Overview

This course must be studied alongside two other courses of the same value (e.g. two A Levels, or one A Level and another extended certificate). As a subject, Health and Social Care (H&SC) combines elements of sociology, biology, nutrition, law, and ethics. This Health and Social Care qualification covers topics such as meeting individual care and support needs and supporting individuals with additional needs or physiological disorders and their care. 

This course must be studied alongside two other courses of the same value (e.g. two A Levels, or one A Level and another extended certificate)

Course Structure

You will study four units over two years. This course must be studied alongside two other courses of the same value (e.g. two A Levels, or one A Level and another extended certificate)

The course is the equivalent to one A Level. Three compulsory units and one optional unit will be chosen by the tutor.
 
 
Modules covered:
  1. Human lifespan development
  2. working in health and social care
  3. meeting individual care and support needs
Plus one of the following:
  • sociological perspectives
  • psychological perspectives
  • supporting individuals with additional needs or physiological disorders and their care.
 

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A* - C/ 9-4 including English Language and Mathematics.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade A*-C in these subjects when you commence your course.

How Will I Learn?

You will learn through teacher-led lessons and activities, independent research and work, practical activities and group work.

Skills You Will Develop

Independent study & research, literacy and extended writing, ICT, team work, and communication skills.

Benefits

By combining the study of A Levels and BTEC you will demonstrate an ability to study and be assessed in variety of ways. 
 
You develop employability skills such as:
  • cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use systems and technology 
  • intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation 
  • interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development
You could go on to a job in the care industry, or further study. Some examples are:
  • A Levels in Biology and Psychology, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Nursing 
  • A Levels in English and History, which could lead to a BA (Hons) in Primary Education 

How You Will Be Assessed

This course contains a variety of assessment methods, including examinations (x2), and coursework (x2 units)

Things You May Need

Stationery, course file to organise your work and sportswear for practical activities. 

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088214.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Tel: 01274 088214
Email: [email protected].
https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/adult-students/fees