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Health and Social Care (National Certificate Diploma - Double A Level equivalent) at Chislehurst School for Girls

Course description

Health and Social Care helps you to develop an understanding of care settings in our society such as nurseries and residential homes. You will learn about service users, individuals requiring care and care workers who work in the care sector. You will also learn some practical skills which will enable you to work well with people in the future. You will study 12 units over the two years. Your first six units at AS is equivalent to one A-Level. At the end of your A2 year, you will get the second A-Level.

Course content

Year 12 units are likely to include the following topics:

  • Effective communication
  • Health, illness and disease
  • Nutrition and Diet
  • Caring for children


Complimentary therapies Year 13 units are likely to include the following topics:

  • Human Development
  • Clients with disabilities
  • Early years education
  • Understanding mental disorder
  • Research methods

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade C or above including English. If you have studied Health and Social Care at Level 2, you should have achieved a Merit and above in addition to four other Grade C GCSEs


100% coursework. 12 portfolio units. 

Future opportunities

A Health and Social Care A-Level will prepare you well for employment. You will learn how to communicate effectively with people from a range of difference backgrounds and cultures. It will be particularly beneficial if you are interested in working in education, early years care or residential care. This qualification will equally prepare you to continue onto university to study a wide range of subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chislehurst School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 08 May 2015
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