Telephone: 01905 423906 | Email: office@cwlc.email

CHRISTOPHER WHITEHEAD

LANGUAGE COLLEGE AND SIXTH FORM

Welcome to Health and Social Care

Staff

Mrs K Hughes

Head KS4 Health and Social Care
  • k.hughes@cwlc.email

Mrs J Welfoot

Head KS5 Health and Social Care
  • j.welfoot@cwlc.email

Mrs S Macdonald

Member of Department
  • s.macdonald@cwlc.email
About Our Subject

Health and Social Care is well established at CWLC and is often a popular option choice with our students at KS4. As a result, we have seen our numbers grow year on year in the department and we currently have multiple groups in year 9, 2 groups in year 10 and 2 groups in year 11. As well as teaching 1 group of 1 A –Level equivalent, 2 A Level equivalent and 3 A Level equivalent BTEC Health and Social Care at Level 3 in both year 12 and year 13 at KS5. All classes are mixed gender and mixed ability. 

As a vocational subject we are passionate that the students get as much contact with professionals and service users from the Health and Social Care settings as possible in order to gain valuable work experience and learn best practice. 

As Health and Social Care continues to be daily headline news in our ever-changing society (locally, nationally and globally), Health and Social Care workers at all levels have shown themselves to be invaluable and indispensable members of society. There are now more job opportunities available within the Health and Social Care profession than ever before. Any job within the Health and Social Care profession provides a good skill base and is rewarding. 

During year 9 our students complete a variety of topics including; an introduction to Health and Social Care, Careers in Health and Social Care, Black Lives Matter and a Health and Wellbeing booklet, as well as participating in a community activity, in preparation for starting the BTEC tech Award in Health and Social Care level 1 / 2 in year 10 .  

In year 10 the student’s study the BTEC tech Award in Health and Social Care level 1 / 2 which is a two years course, which is made up of 3 components, which are assessed internally and externally. Component 1 is called Human Lifespan Development and is internally assessed through coursework at the end of year 10. Component 2 is called Health and Social Care Services and Values and is assessed internally through coursework at the end of year 11. Component 3 is called Health and Wellbeing and is assessed externally through an hour examination in January of year 11. 

In year 12 the students can opt to do a BTEC National Extended Certificate (1 A Level equivalent), BTEC National Diploma (2 A-Level equivalent) or a BTEC Extended Diploma (3 A-Level Equivalent) in Health and Social Care. 

BTEC National Extended Certificate (1 A Level equivalent) in Health and Social Care 360 GLH 

Core Units 

Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development. This is assessed externally through an exam. 

Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care. This is assessed externally through an exam. 

Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support. This is assessed internally through coursework 

Optional units 

Unit 14 Physiological Disorders and their Care. This is assessed internally through coursework. 

BTEC National Diploma (2 A-Level equivalent) in Health and Social Care 720 GLH 

Core Units 

Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development. This is assessed externally through an exam. 

Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care. This is assessed externally through an exam. 

Unit 4  Enquires into Current Research in Health and Social Care. This is assessed externally through an exam. 

Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support. This is assessed internally through coursework 

Unit 7 Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care. This is assessed internally through coursework 

Unit 8 Promoting Public Health. This is assessed internally through coursework 

Optional units 

Unit 11 Psychological Perspective. This is assessed internally through coursework 

Unit 14 Physiological Disorders and their Care. This is assessed internally through coursework 

BTEC Extended Diploma (3 A-Level Equivalent) in Health and Social Care 1080 GLH 

Core Units 

Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development. This is assessed externally through an exam. 

Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care. This is assessed externally through an exam. 

Unit 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care. This is assessed externally through an exam. 

Unit 4  Enquires into Current Research in Health and Social Care. This is assessed externally through an exam. 

Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support. This is assessed internally through coursework 

Unit 6 Work Experience in Health and Social Care. This is assessed internally through coursework 

Unit 7 Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care. This is assessed internally through coursework 

Unit 8 Promoting Public Health. This is assessed internally through coursework 

Optional units 

Unit 11 Psychological Perspective. This is assessed internally through coursework 

Unit 12 Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs. This is assessed internally through coursework 

Unit 14 Physiological Disorders and their Care. This is assessed internally through coursework 

Unit 17 Caring for Individuals with Dementia. This is assessed internally through coursework 

CONTACT US

Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form,
Bromwich Road,
Worcester,
WR2 4AF

Phone: 01905 423906
Email: office@cwlc.email

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