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Health and Social Care A-Level at Prince Henry's High School

Course description

HSC01: Effective Care and Communication. This unit introduces communication skills used in the industry; it also looks at factors that are required for a good quality of life. You will be required to attend a short placement to gather research information that will then be used to produce your portfolio.

HSC02: Understanding Health Conditions and Patient Care Pathways. This unit aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of health conditions, and the appropriate patient care pathways which are commonly followed based on a patient-centred approach to care. This unit is an examined module.

Course content

Teaching and learning styles will include observations within a placement setting, presentations and research.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.


Assessment: 50% portfolio work and 50% examination in June. 

Future opportunities

Careers: Nursing, the Social Sector such as Social Workers, working within a Nursery, Teaching, the Police, Probation service and all other job roles related to Health, Child Care or the Justice system.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince Henry's High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

Key information

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