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Health and Social Care - AS & A Levels at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

The GCE in Health and Social Care allows students to build skills as well as technical knowledge. It provides a broad base of understanding, whilst allowing students to also focus on the following specialist areas:

  • Rights, responsibilities and values
  • Communication in care settings
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Service provision and practitioner roles

Course content

The study of Health and Social Care should by its nature contribute to candidates’ understanding of spiritual, moral, ethical, social, legislative, economic and cultural issues; including taking responsibility for one’s own actions. It also encourages candidates to understand and discuss the decisions that may influence Health and Social Care policies and the subsequent effect on the well-being of the population and the provision of support in the community. In order to understand the nature of Health and Social Care, learning is applied to a range of work related contexts. This can be achieved through a variety of approaches including work experience, links with local employers, case studies and research.

Entry requirements

6 GCSE's at C grade or above including Mathematics or English.


This course is assessed with one examination, coursework and controlled assessment.

Future opportunities

This course gives students a wide choice of progression options into further study, training or employment. Successful completion equips students to move onto degrees including Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Medical Sciences. It will also give access to Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma or QCF courses.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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