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Health and Social Care A Level (Double 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.



AS level – double award

Unit title: Caring for people with additional needs Assessment: Coursework

Unit title: Working in early years care and education Assessment: Coursework

Unit title: Caring for older people Assessment: Examination A2 level – double award

Unit title: Anatomy and physiology in practice Assessment: Examination

The anatomy and physiology in practice unit has a high level of science so a minimum grade C in science would be a distinct advantage for this element.

Unit title: Mental health issues Assessment: Coursework

Unit title: Research methods in health & social care 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