Health and Social Care (Double) A Level at St Paul's Catholic School
The health and social care industry is far reaching. It is a sector that has an influence on so many in our society. In fact, it is a sector that will impact on everyone in society at some point in their life.
The reforms in social care will create new types of jobs and ways of working, new career opportunities, and more flexibility both between and across the health and social care sectors.
In the AS units you will learn about:
Unit 1 Human Growth and Development
Unit 2 Communication and Values
Unit 3 Positive Care Environments
Unit 4 Social Aspects and Lifestyle Choices (Double Award)
Unit 5 Activities for Health and Well-being (Double Award)
Unit 6 Public Health (Double Award).
In the A2 units you will learn about:
Unit 7 Meeting Individual Needs
Unit 8 Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Unit 9 Investigating Disease
Unit 10 Using and Understanding Research (Double Award)
Unit 11 Social Issues and Welfare Needs (Double Award)
Unit 12 Understanding Human Behaviour (Double Award).
5 A*-C GCSE grades or their equivalent.
You will have a written examination in the form of a question and answer booklet in Units 1, 4, 7 and12. Each examination will last one hour and 30 minutes. For all other units you will be assessed by coursework.
The qualification supports progression into further education, training or employment as it offers a mix of both theoretical and vocational learning. This does not mean that it will give you all the skills you need to do a job, but it does mean that you will have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to your chosen subject or area of work.
There are a broad range of rewarding careers at all levels and for all people, and many types of job, such as:
Occupational Therapy Support Worker
Residential care manager
Learning Disabilities Officer
Substance Misuse worker
Hospital Social Worker
Home Care Co-ordinator
Family Support Worker
Children’s Centre Development Officer
Health Support Worker
Speech and Language Therapist
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Paul's Catholic School directly.