In Health and Social Care at JQA, we aim to provide students with essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to learning in other subjects with the aim of enhancing their employability when they leave education, contributing to both their personal development and future economic well-being.
Throughout the course, students will understand the key necessities that are required to work within in care and understand the protocol that is attached with such responsibility within the workplace. In terms of the health and social care environment students will learn how to safeguard vulnerable people, ensure that service users understand their rights, how they can be maintained, how legislation protects people who work within the HSC setting and those that require the service.
Students will learn how to support individuals to maintain their rights, understand the importance of the values of care and how they are applied, understand how legislation impacts on care settings and understand how personal hygiene, safety and security measures protect individuals. In addition to this, students will have to understand all the vital components of communication and why it is essential to a Health and social care setting.
Lastly, students will have to look at the different life stages and understand the development that takes place during infancy through to later adulthood. All of the factors that affect development during the various life stages will also be taught and students will have to familiarise themselves with this information to enhance their knowledge enough to complete coursework and enable the transition to post 16 a smoother process.