Ethos and Aims

This course will encourage students to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of care. The course also develops students communication skills and teaches them how to protect individuals in health and social care and in the early year settings. This course will also develop skills that can be applied to real-life contexts and work situations.

This qualification is a two-year course that offers students more flexibility than a number of GCSE examination classes. The content is similar to a BTEC and there are three pieces of coursework and one external exam. The examination is scheduled for January or June of year 11.

The course is split into four modules:

R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings (examination)

R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings (coursework)

R023: Understanding body systems and disorders (coursework)

R025: Understanding life stages (coursework)

This course will be mainly delivered in the classroom, there is however opportunities to visit external organisations to look at care in the community.

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