This course is assessed through a combination of external exams and internal coursework.
Component 1: Human Lifespan Development (Internal Coursework)
In this component, students will study Physical, intellectual, emotions and social development (PIES)across all the different life stages. This will cover expected development and considers what happens when development through certain life choices and external influences. They will examine and evaluate the impact of certain choice individuals make and explore the ways this effects their PIES. Students will also look at what support is available to individuals who face challenges with their development both expected and unexpected.
Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values (Internal Coursework)
This component explores what services exist within society and how and why individuals might need these services and how they get access to them. Students will explore how and why services are effected both positively and negatively in line with changes in society. They will develop their empathy skills as they examine and learn about fundamental care values within health and social care settings as see these setting from a range of viewpoints. Students will explore how having core values ensure a high quality of care for the most vulnerable members of society.
Component 2: Health and Social Care Values (Internal Coursework)
Component 2 spans across the 2-year course. (See outline of this component above)
Component 3: Health and Wellbeing (External Case Study Exam)
Students will study what it means to be healthy in this component. They will evaluate and explore different lifestyles and how these lifestyles may impact on individuals’ development. Within this component, students will look at definitions of what it means to be healthy, and they will also explore how the health sector promotes and supports people to achieve healthy lifestyles.