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Health and Social Care AS/A Level at Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan

Course description

This GCE has been designed to provide a broad educational basis for further education, higher education or for moving into employment within the Health and Social Care sector. The course aims to develop and sustain an interest in health, early years, social care and issues affecting the care sector. Students will acquire knowledge and understanding and develop skills that will enable them to make an effective contribution to the care sector including skills of research, evaluation and problem-solving in a work-related context.

Course content

AS Unit Titles
The content of AS will focus on the needs of clients and the techniques and professional services aimed at meeting those needs.

Unit 1: Promoting quality care and communication
Unit 2: Promoting good health
Unit 4: Creative activities in a range of care settings
Unit 6: Understanding common illness, diseases and disorders

A2 Unit Titles
The content of A2 will develop AS content through addressing the factors affecting and issues involved in service delivery:

Unit 7: Provision of Health, Social Care and Children’s Services
Unit 8: Understanding human behaviour
Unit 9: Working in Health and Social Care
Unit 12: The influences of food and fitness on health and well being

Entry requirements

4 GCSE A* - C grades with grade C in English Language


60% Coursework
40% Examination
Both AS and A are available as a Single or Double Award

Future opportunities

The Advanced Subsidiary can lead to A2 in Health and Social Care, allowing learners to broaden their studies.

Although these qualifications are not designed for learners’ direct entry into employment in this sector, they are good preparation for undergraduate degrees in teaching, nursing, youth work, midwifery and a range of careers bringing learners into contact with the public even beyond the caring sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2014

Key information

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