Health and Social Care at St Marys is a successful subject. The overall aim is for learners to develop an appreciation and interest in the field of health and social care and are encouraged to become increasingly independent in their research and learning, whilst also developing a genuine sense of social and moral responsibility. About 3 million people work in health and social care and account for nearly one in ten of all paid jobs in the UK.
Health and Social Care equips learners to discover the impact of positive and negative human development and to critically analyse how these factors affect our day to day lives. Learners will also learn about the legislation and guidance supporting health and social care, so that they can ensure the people they are working with are not only able to access all the care and support they are entitled to, but are also able to protect themselves from any harm or abuse whilst at work. An understanding of the different values within health and social care are developed to enable learners to understand how to work within any health or social environment and why each one is important to ensure the promotion of rights of individuals, health and wellbeing. It challenges learners to think abstractly, work collaboratively and apply their knowledge to practice. The course raises awareness of different needs of individuals in society and the range of services available.
Employment and progression routes for health and social care students are numerous as the health and social care sector is a growing and diverse sector with many opportunities across social care, mental health and early years. Learners who study Health and Social Care can go on to work in childcare, teaching, nursing, midwifery, community work, counselling, occupational therapy, criminology, social work, palliative care and care for the elderly. Students can also go onto careers such as community development work, counselling, mental health, or youth work.
Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care (Externally assessed)
Unit 1: Building Positive Relationships in Health and Social Care (Internally assessed)
Unit 3:Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care (Externally assessed)
Complete Unit 3 start LO1 unit 17
Unit 17: Supporting People with Mental Health Conditions. (Internally assessed)