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Health and Social Care Double Award at Stantonbury Campus

Course description

Health and Social Care involves acquiring knowledge and understanding of health, early years (care and education), social care and issues affecting the care sector. Over the course of two years students will study the following: Human growth and development, communication and care values, rights, responsibilities and values, lifestyle choices, activities for health and well‐being, public health, provision of services to meet individual needs, health and well‐being, disease, research, social issues and welfare needs, and human behaviour. You could take this course to complement and support learning for other courses such as Sociology, Psychology, Biology and Politics. It also gives a broad introduction to a vocational area, particularly within the health and social care sector e.g. nursing, residential care, midwifery, social work, nursery and primary education. The course can also lead to higher education to study Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Care, Health Psychology, Health Science, Public Health and Nutrition etc. It can also lead you onto other higher education courses and is useful in most areas of employment. This is a modular course, enabling students to learn in bite‐sized chunks to suit individual learning styles. Four coursework assignments are completed during the first year. At the end of the first year, students will sit two, one and a half hour examinations. The combined marks determine your AS grade. In the second year students submit four coursework assignments. At the end of the year students will sit two, one and a half hour examinations. The combined marks determine your A2 grade. The emphasis on coursework can be appealing and more suitable for some students. You may have the opportunity to visit settings of your own choice, such as nurseries and residential homes.


Five level two qualifications (e.g. A* - C at GCSE) . At least four of these grades will be from GCSE

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stantonbury Campus directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years