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Health and Social Care A Level at Sir Thomas Wharton Community College

Course description

AS – the course consists of three units of work which focus on human growth and development, communication in care settings, rights and responsibilities and values and health and well being.

A2 – the course consists of three further units of work, which focus on health promotion, service provision and practitioner roles and understanding diseases and their prevention.

Entry requirements

Students should be enthusiastic, interested in working in care work and be able to work independently. It is suitable for students who achieved who meet the A level entry requirements and a grade C or above in English. GCSE in Child Development and or Health and Social Care would be an advantage.


In each course, one unit is assessed by a 1hour 30-minute examination and two units by written portfolio work.

Future opportunities

This course is for students who would like a career in health and care work. It involves learning in a workrelated environment where you will refine the skills of research, evaluation and problem – solving. This qualification allows progression into degrees in health and social core related subjects, NVQ’s, BTEC, Higher National Certificates and Diplomas in Health and Social Care or further training within employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Thomas Wharton Community College directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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