The Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings course is designed to teach students the development of humans from early to elder years.
This units of this course teach students to develop a broad range of skills such as:
- Development of babies children – covering birth and pregnancy,
- Childhood and Adulthood Development – healthy lifestyles and safeguarding,
- Caring for the elderly – including living with Dementia
The course is theory based, but practical tasks have been introduced to make it as hands on and practical as possible. Students will use realistic dolls to dress and learn how to deliver personal care. They will learn how to make up baby bottles for safely feeding a new born, and they will learn techniques to support dementia patients.
The assessments of the course are in the form of creative displays, rather than lots of essay writing.
This course can set students up for further Level 2 study in Health and Social Care or apprenticeships in the industry. It is designed to introduce students to careers in Childcare, Paramedics, Nursing, Caring, Midwifery and other Healthcare.
Meet Your Tutor
Wendy is the Vocational Tutor for Health and Social Care at St Eds. Wendy worked in the sector for 28 years, predominantly in residential and nursing homes, so she is extremely experienced. She completed her nursing exams and was lucky enough to travel the world as a nanny for an Australian family. Following this, she started training staff at care homes across Norfolk and Suffolk. She realised her passion was to capture the minds of students at a young age. She believes that everyone can learn and develop given the right learning environment, support and encouragement. She believes there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a learner realise their potential, work towards a qualification and then achieve it.