We aim to ensure our students are able to acquire technical knowledge and skills through vocational contexts as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. This qualification will broaden students’ experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them. In lessons students are able to build their confidence through role play scenarios which are part of their assignments. Students are able to develop and demonstrate their competence in writing as assignments facilitate and encourage report and essay as part of its delivery. The focus is on building skills to show aptitude and improving understanding of progression options so that students who achieve one or more of the qualifications are equipped to go on to become work ready for an occupation post-16
The Award gives students the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. They are given the opportunity to be creative in an environment which facilitates their learning; builds on their skills to ensure they are able to pursue future studies in the health and social care or other relevant sector of their interests.
Students are expected to complete 3 components of work over 2 years. The three components in the qualification give learners the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and understanding of health and social care at Levels 1 and 2.
During the 2 years students are expected to explore 3 topic areas across the 3 components:
- Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development
- Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values
- Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing