The course involves studying different aspects of Health Care, Social Care and Early Years settings (children 0-5 years). These include:
Students must have the ability and motivation to talk and work with a variety of people in different contexts, often in their places of work, e.g. nursery schools, hospitals, social services.
Coursework - 60%
Examination - 40%
GCSE in Health & Social Care provides a good base for careers in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, social work, nursery nursing and the many caring professions. Students will find it a good foundation for progression onto the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care & Education or the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care course.
The subject also supports GCSE Child Development and the two courses are a sound career combination. The skills that the students learn in this subject are in great demand and are recognised and highly-valued by employers and universities.