This qualification is knowledge-based and designed for post-16 learners who are studying at further education colleges. It provides a broad introduction to the Health and Social Care sectors to support learners to progress to further learning and training.
This qualification is suitable for learners who have no previous knowledge of the health and social care sectors or who have achieved a Level 1 qualification.
The qualification includes the following current issues in relation to Health and Social Care in Wales:
As part of their learning programme, learners will experience a minimum of 10-days of sector engagement which includes a minimum of 5-days of work placement. Other forms of sector engagement could include workplace visits, guest lecturers and attending external conferences and events.
Learners would benefit from studying the Level 2 Health and Social Care Core qualification either prior to, or alongside this qualification.
The qualification is made up of two mandatory units that all learners study.
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Health and social care to support outcome focused provision for person centred care
Learners will need to complete one externally set and marked written examination and one assignment which will be marked by their centre and externally moderated by WJEC. The assignment will require learners to draw on information provided in a pre-released case study and on their sector engagement/work placement.
After completing the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts qualification, learners could progress to the following qualifications:
Learners may also wish to progress to other Level 3 qualifications in related subjects including psychology and sociology and/or access to higher education courses.
The most relevant progression route will depend on the future aspirations of the individual.
Here you will find the latest information on Professional Development events and learning opportunities for this qualification:
This full day course is designed for teachers preparing to teach or interested to learn more about WJEC Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts for first teaching from 2019.
Each session will look in-depth at the new specification including its assessment objectives, examination structure and other key areas and review sample assessment materials.
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