HP1000 - Health Education - NCEA Level 1 (course endorsement available)

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What is Health Education?

In Health Education ākonga consider the influences on their wellbeing, attitudes and values, and work towards promoting the health of their community. Ākonga can participate in a range of tasks, including considering ways to keep themselves safe in different situations and learning effective methods to communicate to help develop healthy relationships. Issues related to ethics and health philosophies are explored, which develops critical thinking skills in ākonga. Health Education can be studied at tertiary levels as a science or humanities subject. It leads to a wide variety of careers in social, community and health sectors.

What this course involves

This course follows on from Health and Physical Education (HP000). In Health Education ākonga explore health issues: the changing states of health, problem solving, interpersonal skills, understanding sexuality and gender and safety issues around drug use.

The health topics offer 20 credits towards NCEA Level 1. There are four internal standards worth 16 credits and one external standard worth four credits. Health topics offer 20 literacy credits. To gain course endorsement ākonga need to complete 14 credits in Health Education (this must include the exam).

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

No prior learning needed.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
90971 Take action to enhance an aspect of personal well-being 3 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90973 Demonstrate understanding of interpersonal skills used to enhance relationships 3 5 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
90974 Demonstrate understanding of strategies for promoting positive sexuality 4 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
90975 Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health-enhancing decisions in drug-related situations 3 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91097 Demonstrate understanding of ways in which well-being can change and strategies to support well-being 3 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard