SUBJECT CONTENT

AS (Single Award)

Unit 1: Promoting Quality Care

Unit 2: Communication in Health, Social Care and Early Years Settings

Unit 3: Health and Well-Being

 

AS (Double Award only)

Unit 4: Safeguarding Children

Unit 5: Adult Service Users

Unit 6: Holistic Therapies

 

A2 (Single Award)

Unit 9: Providing Services

Unit 11: Supporting the Family

Unit 12: Understanding Human Behaviour

 

A2 (Double Award only)

Unit 7: Applied Research

Unit 10: Health Promotion

Unit 15: Human Nutrition and Health

 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

At each level, students undertake both internal (coursework) and external assessment (exam).

 

AS Level:

Unit 1 – Promoting Quality Care – internal assessment / coursework portfolio

Unit 2 – Communication in Care Settings – internal assessment / coursework portfolio

Unit 3 – Health and Well Being – 2 hour written examination

 

A2 Level:

Unit 9 – Providing Services – 2 hour written examination (pre-release material)

Unit 11 – Supporting the Family – internal assessment / coursework portfolio

Unit 12 – Understanding Human Behaviour – 2 hour written examination

 

AS Level - Double Award units:

Unit 4 – Safeguarding Children – internal / coursework portfolio

Unit 5 – Adult Service Users – 2 hour written examination

Unit 6 – Holistic Therapies – internal assessment / coursework portfolio

 

A2 Level – Double Award units:

Unit 7: Applied Research - internal assessment / coursework portfolio

Unit 10: Health Promotion - internal assessment / coursework portfolio

Unit 15: Human Nutrition and Health - 2 hour written examination

 

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

This course provides an excellent foundation for those seeking employment in a wide range of careers such as Nursing / Health Visiting, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Social Administration, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Pharmacy and Education.

OTHER INFORMATION

This is a demanding course with a strong emphasis on the written content of coursework portfolios and independent learning. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in realistic health & social care contexts and to develop a range of transferable skills necessary for a changing and dynamic working environment. It is a vibrant, enjoyable and very rewarding subject that will open many doors of opportunity to its students.

Applied Health & Social Care (Single / Double Award)

 

The health, social care and early years sectors are major employers in the public, voluntary and private sectors in Northern Ireland. This broad based qualification gives students the opportunity to study an eclectic range of subjects relevant to these sectors, including communication, social policy, research skills, health promotion, supporting the family and psychology.

The qualification will appeal to students with an interest in health and well-being and caring for others.