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Health and Social Care (Applied) A-Level at George Salter Academy

Course description

This applied A level provides a more vocational perspective and offers students the chance to obtain a qualification that meets both their individual aptitudes and interests . Prior study at GCSE in Health and Social Care will be useful to students but it is not essential . This course prepares students to enter a variety of courses in Health and Social Care and related subjects . It also provides a progression route for further training whilst in employment .


• Develops knowledge and understanding of issues affecting the health and social sector.

• Develop skills that will enable them to make an effective contribution to the care sector.

• Enables students to apply knowledge, understanding and skills.

• Preparation for further study and training.

Progression routes from this course

Social work, nursing, midwifery, social care, counseling, psychological services, teaching, children’s and family services.

AS units

F910: Promoting Quality Care

F911: Communication in Care Settings

F912: Promoting Good Health

A2 units

F919: Care Practice and Provision

F923: Mental Health Issues

F924: Social Trends

Method of assessment

F910: External examination

F911: Internal coursework

F912: Internal coursework

F919: Internal coursework

F923: Internal coursework

F924: External examination

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A*– C including English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact George Salter Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 March 2015

Key information

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