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Health and Social Care AS/A Level at Sandwich Technology School

Course description

Why study this subject?

This course is ideally suited to any student who has an interest in a career that involves dealing with the public. It is particularly useful for students who are considering a career in health, care or early years occupations. This covers a wide range of jobs including teaching (early years), nursing, social work, the police, occupational therapy, radiography, personnel management etc. It is a gateway into higher education. It will provide the students with the opportunity to develop broad knowledge, skills and understanding required by the health and social care sector.

Course content

Course content:

Health and Social Care is available as a Single award (worth one A Level). There are mandatory units that will be covered and there is also optional units.

Mandatory units:

  • Building positive relationship in health and social care

  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care

  • Health and safety in health and social care

  • Anatomy and Physiology in health and social care

Optional units may include:

  • Supporting people with disabilities

  • Supporting people with mental health conditions

  • Psychology for health and social care

  • Sociology for health and social care

All students will have the opportunity to meet a variety of Health and Care professionals and look at working practices in a range of careers.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 including English Language.


There is a combination of internal coursework and external exams within this course

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: 08 November 2017
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Key information

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