In Year 1, students study human lifespan development where they learn about human growth and development, theories and models to explain behaviour and the interaction between the physical and psychological factors of the ageing process.
Students also investigate psychological perspectives and create portfolios of evidence to demonstrate their knowledge of different psychological perspectives and how these approaches have formed the basis of different techniques and therapeutic practices to manage and treat behaviours.
In Year 2, students investigate the range of roles within health and social care settings. They will also investigate how to meet individual care and support needs and will create portfolios of evidence to demonstrate their knowledge of the values and principles of meeting care and support needs and ethical issues that arise when personalising care.
Health and social care gives students an introduction to the biggest employment sector in the UK. The course covers a range of traditional and contemporary issues that influence the way we develop and the care we receive to meet our needs. There are good opportunities to develop critical thinking, analytical and evaluative skills.