Exam Board

Edexcel

Head of Department

Maggie Tate

Entry Requirements

Five grades 4-9 (or equivalent).

Assessment Breakdown

  • Coursework = 50%
  • Exam = 50%

Health & Social Care

(Available as equivalent to either 1 or 2 A Levels)

If you have an interest in health, early years care, education and social care, then this course is perfect for you. Working with and helping a variety of people is an extremely rewarding career and as part of the course you will gain insight into numerous roles that you may want as a career. During the course you will have placements in a number of care settings, to get a full understanding of health care provision whilst practicing your skills and knowledge gained.

What skills will I develop?

You will gain a broad knowledge of health and care services and allows you to focus on different aspects & a variety of job roles.

You will develop your communication & other practical skills, enhancing them on a number of work experience placements. 75 hours is required for the Level 3 Diploma

You will learn more about the human body, nutrition and procedures within health & social care.

What topics will I study?

This course is available as both a Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 A Level) and Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels). Topics for both options are outlined below:

  • Communication
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Development
  • Current Research
  • Public Health & Safety Practice
     

Where does the course lead?

Career opportunities include nursing, dental, teaching and care-related professions. Alternatively, it can lead towards a degree in a subject related to Health & Social Care.

Exam Board

Edexcel

Head of Department

Maggie Tate

Entry Requirements

Five grades 4-9 (or equivalent).

Assessment Breakdown

  • Coursework = 50%
  • Exam = 50%