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Health & Social Care A Level at New College Telford

Course description

The course is for those who want to work in the field of health and social care or continue to further study. The course includes the opportunity to undertake practical work.

Course content

The AS/A Level course offers students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of health, early years care and education and issues affecting the health and social care sector. The course has been designed so that it can be undertaken by candidates entering this vocational area for the first time. The students will develop skills to enable them to make an effective contribution to the care sector. In order to understand the nature of Health and Social Care, students' learning is applied to a range of work-related contexts. This is achieved through a variety of approaches, including work experience, links with local employers, case studies and research. The College has links with local organisations including primary schools, nurseries, Sure Start, the National Health Service (Princess Royal) and Social Services. Students will be assessed using a combination of portfolio and exam units.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above. Students must have achieved a C grade or above in GCSE English and Mathematics. It would be an advantage, but it is not essential, to have studied Health and Social Care at GCSE or BTEC.

Future opportunities

Progression through Advanced Level will provide a suitable basis for further study in related subjects in Higher Education as well as a valuable preparation for careers in any area of Health and Social Care.

Further information

This course especially complements Sociology, Psychology, Biology and Law, as well as a range of other AS or Level 3 BTEC subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Telford directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Chris Wain
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01952 641892
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