- Highest A level grades of any Manchester College
- Top of the league tables for A Level Grades
- Over two decades of outstanding results
- 21/21 Years top of the league tables
This subject is ideal for students who want to follow a career in a caring profession either in Health, or Social Care. It is particularly useful for those students who would like to progress onto an A level course. After completing this 1 year course, as long as students gain a minimum of a merit they will be able to progress to either A level or BTEC advanced courses which are the equivalent to A levels.
Skills gained from the course would include both literacy and numeracy skills. Skills in communication would be developed to a high level as well as practical skills gained from working on placements in Health and Social Care settings.
Students leave us with a vast variety of knowledge gained from the numerous and varied units that are studied on the course.
We do not request any students to have previously studied Health and Social Care before coming on this course we simply ask that students have grades a-c in 4 GCSEs or the equivalent.
An overview of the topics on this course:
Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
Equality, Rights and Diversity in Health and Social Care
Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
Development Through Life Stages
Personal and Professional development in Health and Social Care
Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
Psychological perspectives for Health and Social Care
Values and Planning in Health and Social Care
Caring for Children and Young People
Supporting and Protecting adults
Applied Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
Nutrition for Health and Social Care
Research Methodology for Health and Social Care
Complementary Therapies in Health and Social Care
Introduction to Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care
Coping with Change in a Health and Social Care Context
Applied Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
There are many benefits of studying Health and Social care at Loreto. The teaching team are extremely supportive and helpful and all of them have previous experience of working within a health and social care setting e.g. nursing, nursery nursing, health visiting, working with people with disabilities, counselling and radiography.
The resources available for students studying this course are excellent, including PCs for each student to work on, access to hundreds of books, journals and magazines related to health and social care, a fully interactive departmental intranet to help support teaching and learning, including educational games.
As a department we also offer a number of trips out over the duration of our course, for example visits to: the disabled living centre, China town, the People’s History museum, Thackery Medical Museum in Leeds and local Health and Social Care Services.
Studying the BTEC National Certificate allows for the study of another A-Level programme along side this. Popular choices include:-
Our students may find links to most other A-Level programmes within our course. Diploma students do not typically study an additional programme as they have a full time table.