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Health and Social Care at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

There are a wide range of career opportunities in Health, Social Care and Early Years. The course provides a sound base for anyone wishing to follow a career in all areas of Health and Social Care. The subject is taught by enthusiastic and committed staff who bring out the best in the students. A wide range of optional units are offered to allow students to follow their preferred disciplines.

Single Award

Course Content: The Single Award offers students the opportunity to gain an AS Level at the end of Year 12, comprising:

Unit 1 – Promoting Quality Care

Unit 2 – Communication in Care Settings

Unit 3 – Promoting Good Health Students can then progress to a full A Level at the end of Year 13 comprising the AS units plus:

Unit 10 – Care Practice and Provision;

Unit 12 – Anatomy and Physiology in Practice;

Unit 16 – Research Methods in Health & Social Care.


Students are assessed through their portfolio work and external examinations. Unit 1 at AS level and Unit 12 at A2 level are externally set examinations. The other units comprise of coursework assessed work, marked internally.

Skill Required

A keen, enthusiastic approach to independent study is required, as well as the ability to write coherently and in-depth at Level 3. Students will also be expected to work as part of a team, thus requiring good communication and presentation skills.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for Level 3 programmes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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