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Health and Social Care A Level (Double) at Cramlington Learning Village

Course description

This course helps you to learn about different service users and how their needs are met. You will learn about how the different health and social care services are organised and the promotion of health and well-being of different service users. This is a vocational A Level which means it gives you the opportunity to carry out your own research using lots of different sources including service users and people who work in care settings. You are often given the choice of who you would like to base your assignments on and some assignments ask you to carry out practical activities with different service user groups. It is a good course if you like working on assignments and it helps you to develop skills to work independently.

Course content

Year 12:
Unit 1- Human Growth and Development
Unit 2 - Communication and Values
Unit 3 - Positive Care Environments
Unit 4 - Social Aspects and Lifestyle Choices
Unit 5 - Activities for Health and Well-being
Unit 6 - Public Health

Year 13:
Unit 7 - Meeting Individual Needs
Unit 8 - Promoting Health and Well-being
Unit 9 - Investigating Disease
Unit 10 - Using and Understanding Research
Unit 11 - Social Issues and Welfare Needs
Unit 12 - Understanding Human Behaviour

Entry requirements

5 A* - C GCSEs across a range of subjects. No previous experience of Health and Social Care is required.


In year 12 Units 2,3, 5 and 6 in are assessed by assignments. Units 1 and 4 are assessed by exams. In year 13 Units 8,9,10,11 are assessed by assignments. Units 7 and 12 are assessed by exams.

Future opportunities

The GCE in Health and Social Care qualifies for UCAS points. Successful completion can lead to further study in areas such as:
- Primary Education
- Nursing
- Midwifery
- Social Work

You can also apply directly to jobs in the health and social care sector including:
- Care assistants in care homes
- Home helps

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cramlington Learning Village directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2015

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