Key InformationLevel: LEVEL 3
Examination Board: Pearson
Subject Leader: Mrs Wilkinson
Entry RequirementsGrade 5 in at least 5 separate subjects
Why Choose this course?Students taking the Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care will be provided with an introduction the sector. The certificate is equivalent in size to one A Level. It helps students to understand how we change physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially over a series of life stages and how specific life events can impact on personal growth. There is opportunity to study a range of disorders and look at treatment and care planning. The subject also provides insights into different roles within Health and social Care.
Students will develop cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, practice intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation. As aprt of completing the ourse students will also improve their interpersonal skills in self-management, adaptability and resilience.
The qualification supports access to a range of apprenticeships in health and Social Care and to higher education courses possibly in health and social care but is relevant to other subjects. The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education institutions as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses. It can be taken alongside, for example:
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
BTEC National Diploma in Children's Play, Learning and Development, which could lead to a BSc (Hons) in Social Work
BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport, which could lead to a Foundation Degree in Sports Studies and Development.
Unit 1:Human Lifespan Development
Unit 14:Physiological Disorders and their Care. (Coursework)
Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care (External Exam)
Unit 5:Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs. (Coursework)
Each unit has specific learning aims that are addressed throughout the course some of which are synoptic.