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Applied Health and Social Care (Single or Double Award) at St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form

Course description

The applied approach of course content prepares students well for Higher Education. Students gain the understanding and skills needed to become a successful professional on a related career pathway, including midwifery, primary school teaching, occupational therapy, social work, childcare, paramedics, counselling and mental health nursing, amongst many others. Skills are transferrable and some candidates successfully choose alternative career pathways, away from the subject area.

The Course is flexible; Single or Double AS and A level qualification pathways are available, as is the opportunity to gain a Double AS Award and then drop to a Single A Level Award in Year 13.

AS Units:

Unit 1: Effective Care and Communication
Unit 2: Understanding Health Conditions and Patient Care Pathways
Unit 3: Life as a Challenge (Double Award unit)
Unit 4: Educating Children and Young People (Double Award unit)

A2 Units:

Unit 5: Learning and Development
Unit 6: Practitioner Roles
Unit 7: Food and Fitness
Unit 10: Diagnosis, Treatment and Preventative Strategies (Double Award unit)

Entry requirements

This course is available to a variable ability range, reflecting the diversity of careers in this sector. Students receive support and guidance throughout and are taught by an experienced and skilled team of staff.

Preferred entry is grade C in English and Science.

5 GCSEs A*-C Grade

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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