As part of the two year course, the year 13 units include.
Applied Sociological Perspectives - This unit aims to enable learners to understand the application of sociological approaches to health and social care. Learners will investigate the concept of an unequal society, explore demographic changes and look at potential links between social inequalities and the health and wellbeing of the population.
Promoting Health Education - This unit aims to enable learners to understand the principles underpinning health education and related models of behaviour change. This will enable them to apply these principles to the design and implementation of a small health education campaign.
Research Methodology for Health and Social Care - This unit aims to develop learners’ understanding of the purpose of research in the health and social care sectors and the implications and ethical issues relating to this research. Learners will be able to explore different research methodologies, enable them to plan and conduct their own research relating to a health or social care issue and evaluate the success of the outcomes.
Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care - This unit aims to enable learners to investigate the use of complementary therapies in health and social care settings. Learners will be able to explore the role of complementary therapies in maintaining health and wellbeing and compare these to orthodox treatments.
Introduction to Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care settings - This unit aims to introduce learners to the principles and practice of being a ‘skilled helper’ so they can develop the ability to manage and extend the supportive scope of a helping relationship using counselling skills.
Dealing with Challenging Behaviour - This unit aims to enable learners to gain a knowledge of challenging behaviour and an understanding of the associated legislation and guidance. Learners will also be able to consider how to deal with challenging behaviour if they were working in a health or social care setting.
Applied Psychological Perspectives in Health and Social Care - This unit aims to enable learners to investigate the application of psychological perspectives to develop understanding of the development of individuals; the contribution of psychological perspectives to the understanding of specific behaviours; and the management and treatment of specific behaviours.
Vocational Experience for Health and Social Care – This unit aims for learners to explore a health and social care organisation, participate in teamwork and reflect on learning from the 100 hours of health and social care work experience incorporated in the unit.