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A Level Health and Social Care at The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

Course description

Health and Social Care courses provide preparation for a wide range of careers within the care field including nursing, social work and working with children in a variety of settings.

Skills gained from the course would include both literacy and numeracy skills. Skills in communication would be developed to a high level as well as practical skills gained from working on placements in Health and Social Care settings. Skills gained on these courses are also transferable to a range of other careers.

Course content

AS Units

Unit 1: Promoting Quality Care – the study of equal opportunities legislation and services

Unit 2: Communications in Care Settings – considers theories and interactions with service users

Unit 3: Promoting Good Health – studies different perspectives in health and wellbeing.


A2 Units


Unit 10: Care Practice and Provision – the study of services and multi-disciplinary teams

Unit 11: Understanding Human Behaviour – the studying influences that can affect growth and

development and of the concepts and theories that can be used to explain human behaviour

Unit 13: Child Development – the study of the development of children from birth to eight years

 and to consider the influences that can affect their development.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C at GCSE including English and Maths.

Future opportunities

The courses you can apply for at university are vast ranging from – nursing, paramedic degree, operation department practitioner, social work, occupational therapy, speech therapy, police, youth and community work, psychology and sociology degrees and many more.

Further information

This is an Applied A Level which means that all of the topics discussed are applied to real life situations and scenarios within health and social care sectors. The skills gained will equip learners with the practical skills needed for working in care.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 05 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years