Content of Course

This course is aimed at students who would like to learn something about the vocational area of health and Social Care.  To gain an award you will have to complete three or six units which cover a range of aspects of health and social care.

You will follow a core programme of compulsory units, designed to provide a broad introduction to the nature of health, social care and early years service.  Alongside the organisation and funding of services, you will investigate the care values, skills and knowledge required to work within the wide-ranging health and social care field.  You can then choose from a range of optional units which allows you to specialise in an area of your choice.

This course will appeal to students who:

  • Are interested in a Career in the caring field.
  • Have an interest in people of different ages – children through to the elderly.
  • Are reasonably competent in Biology.

Assessment Arrangements

AS Level

  • Promoting Positive Care              (Internally Assessed -  16.66%)
  • Communicating in Care Settings  (Internally Assessed -  16.66%)
  • Health and Well Being                 (Externally Assessed -  16.66%)

A2 Level

  • Supporting the Family*               (Internally Assessed -  16.66%)
  • Applied Research*                      (Internally Assessed  -  16.66%)
  • Providing Services                       (Externally Assessed    -     16.66%)

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

GCSE Health & Social Care is not a requirement for GCE Health & Social Care, although it is advantageous.  Pupils must have GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C or above and have a good record of attendance.

Other Information

Students studying Applied GCE in Health and Social Care have access to a wide variety of health related courses in Universities.  However, the qualification can be used, in conjunction with other subjects, to support applications to non-health related courses.  Students can also go directly to work in health and social services.

*Optional Units – Subject to Change