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Health and Social Care A Level (Single award) at Cotswold Edge Sixth Form

Course description

The course is designed to give you a broad and sound underpinning knowledge and understanding of the issues concerning people who use and work in early years provision and in health and social care services. You will need to gather information from both primary (real people) and secondary (books and the internet) sources. An important part of the course entails you going into early years and health and care settings in order to do effective research.

You will acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to create, develop and present high quality work. You get the best of both worlds by gaining a respected GCE qualification that encompasses a ‘real world’ vocational approach.

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Entry requirements

For all Level 3 courses, students are expected to have achieved a minimum of 5 GGSEs at grade C or equivalent. For A Levels this should include both English and Maths.


This subject can be taken as a single AS/A2 level, leading to ONE A-level, or as a double AS/A2 level award, leading to TWO A-levels.

AS level – single award

Unit title: Promoting quality care Assessment: Examination

Unit title: Communication in care settings Assessment: Coursework

Unit title: Promoting good health Assessment: Coursework A2 level – single award

Unit title: Care, practice & provision Assessment: Coursework

Unit title: Human Behaviour Assessment: Examination

Unit title: Child development Assessment: Coursework

Future opportunities

The qualification can lead to courses in higher education or to employment with training e.g. a related NVQ. Typical career routes can include social policy research, nursing, childcare, health care planning and administration, local government, and social work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cotswold Edge Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2015

Key information

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