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Health and Social Care Cambridge National Level 2 - SINGLE AWARD at St Ivo School

Course description

This course is designed to provide a specialist work-related qualification. It gives students the opportunity to link studying with the world of work and to gain a broad understanding of the health and social care sector.

Course content

During the one year course students will study units including: • Communication in health and social care • Healthy living and rights • Needs in health and social care settings. This course is assessed internally through portfolios and oral work and moderated by an external moderator. There is also an external written exam in the summer term. As part of the course students may take part in work experience. This course is equivalent to 1 GCSE.

Entry requirements

Entry is dependent on student performance in the best eight GCSEs. All students to whom offers are made will need to have passed English language and mathematics at least grade 4 or better, or if not, then they will need to re-sit these subjects alongside their Level 2 courses. Typically, students who study Level 2 courses will have achieved a combination of grades 4-2 at GCSE. Offers for Level 2 courses will be made on the basis of predicted GCSE grades.

Financial information

There may be some costs associated with transport to visit health or social care settings. Please enquire if this would affect your decision to study this subject.

Future opportunities

The course will give students the potential opportunity to enter employment within a range of junior job roles in health or social care. It also offers a sound basis for progression to further level 3 vocational qualifications or apprenticeships.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Ivo School directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

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    • St Ivo School is situated in the town of St Ives. The sixth form offers nearly 40 subjects at a variety of levels and produces excellent exam results leading to students achieving their higher education and employment outcomes.