Health and Social Care

Course Overview

This course allows you to build and apply skills as well as academic knowledge in the area of health and social care. It provides a broad base of understanding whilst allowing you to focus on the following areas:

  • Promoting quality care and communication
  • Promoting good health
  • Areas of health social care and children’s services
  • Working in health and social care.

Updated July 2017

Entry Requirements

Grade C in GCSE English Language.

Course Delivery

Each internally assessed unit consists of an assignment where you study two of the above areas. An external assignment and examination is also taken at the end of the course.

This subject combines well with a range of other subjects such as Psychology, Sociology and the sciences.

Progression Opportunities

This course gives students a wide choice of progression options into further study, training or employment.

Staying at Gower College Swansea, students can progress on to Foundation Degrees in Care and Support or Early Childhood.

Successful completion equips students to move on to a degree course, including nursing, midwifery, social work, medical sciences, occupational therapy and counselling.

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