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- Departments   -   Health & Social Care

Members of Department

Mrs C Gallagher

Mrs T Gallagher

Mrs P Lyons

Mrs F McGirr

Miss E Mulgrew

Miss C O'Gorman

Mrs M Owens

Miss N Woods

Super Health Food

GCE Applied Health & Social Care

Single Award (1 A-Level) & Double Award (2 A-Levels)

The CCEA Advanced GCE in Health and Social Care offers students the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding that provide a broad educational basis that will advantage them when entering into employment or higher education within the health and social care sector. The specification examines the structures which exist within Northern Ireland in the health and social care sectors and explore issues which have regional, national, European and global dimensions.

 

The GCE Health and Social Care specification provides:

  • opportunities to enable progression for study at further and higher education, training and employment;

  • opportunities to enable students to apply their knowledge in realistic Health and Social Care contexts;

  • opportunities for the development of the transferable skills necessary in a changing and dynamic working environment.

Candidates studying the six unit GCE (Single Award) are required to study the following:

AS1 - Promoting Quality Care - Portfolio

AS2 - Communication in Health, Social Care and Early Years Settings - Portfolio

AS3 - Health and Well Being - Test

A23 - Providing Services - Test

A24 - Health Promotion - Portfolio

A25 - Supporting the Family - Portfolio

Candidates studying the twelve unit GCE (Double Award) are required to study the following:

AS1 - Promoting Quality Care - Portfolio

AS2 - Communication in Health, Social Care and Early Years Settings - Portfolio

AS3 - Health and Well Being - Test

AS4 - Safeguarding Children - Portfolio

AS5 - Adult Service Users - Test

AS6 - Holistic Therapies - Portfolio

 

A21 - Applied Research - Portfolio

A22 - Body Systems and Physiological Disorders - Portfolio

A23 - Providing Services - Test

A24 - Health Promotion - Portfolio

A25 - Supporting the Family - Portfolio

A27 - Human Nutrition and Health

 

AS = 40% of the overall qualification

A2 = 60% of the overall qualification

 

Specification at a Glance

Skills developed throughout this course will include:

  • Ability to manage one’s own roles and responsibilities

  • Working in a team

  • Motivational skills

  • Organisational skills

  • Communication skills

  • Independent learner

  • Time Management

  • Self-management

  • Working with others

  • Managing information

  • Problem solving/decision making

This is an ideal course for students who want a broad background in health and social care. Many students with a qualification in GCE Applied Health and Social Care go on to degree-level study in a variety of subjects such as health studies, nursing and/or social work. Some students go straight into employment in the field of health and social care.