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Health & Social CareSingle & Double Award A Level at Dereham Sixth Form College

Course description

Health and Social Care allows students with an interest in any of the caring professions with an invaluable and thoughtful perspective on contemporary issues in health and social care. A valuable introduction for anyone wishing to work in any kind of people orientated career in the future and considering professions such as Nursing, Teaching, Childcare, Social Work and Counselling. Students must have an interest in working with people and be concerned with individual needs and diversity.

This course allows students to rapidly improve their communication skills.
Health and Social Care students particularly enjoy the vocational aspect of the course and the emphasis on application to practice. Students consistently achieve
excellent results in this subject. We follow the AQA specification, which allows
students to shape the course around their chosen career.

AS Single Award

In the first year the key areas of study will include;

  • Care and Communication
  • Health Conditions and Patient Care Pathways

AS Double Award

In addition to the areas of study above students will

  • Extend their understanding by learning about;
  • Life Challenges and Disability
  • Education


In the second year all students will have the opportunity to explore careers in Health and Social Care in greater depth. Single award students will also learn about the importance of food and fitness in maintaining good health. In addition to the areas of study above, double award students will also learn about two chosen mental health disorders. You will also learn about health prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Entry requirements

A*-B in English Language and A*-C in Science GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dereham Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years