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Health & Social Care - AS/A2 Level (Single Award) at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

This course is one of the longest running vocational qualifications at St John Fisher Catholic High School. AS/A-Level in Health and Social Care has a proven track record and has been successful in recruiting male and female students and kick starting either their career or higher education aspirations. AS/A-Level Health and Social Care is equivalent to 2 A-Levels.

Course content

Studentswill study either three, six or twelve compulsory Units. Two of the compulsory units will beexternally assessed.


AS (Single)

1. Human Growth & Development*

2. Communication & Values

3. Positive Care Environments


ASSingle Plus

7. Meetingindividual needs*

8. Promotinghealth & well being

9. Investigating disease


H≻can be taken as 1 or 2 subjects in Sixth Form.

Thereis an option to do 9 units over 2 years.

Entry requirements

Students are normally expected to have a minimum of five higher grades at GCSE or an Intermediate BTEC FIRST qualification (at merit level) or to have passed the principle learning part of the Society, Health and Development Diploma.

For progression onto A -Level students must have successfully completed Single AS.

Future opportunities

This qualification helps students either to go on to higher level qualifications, such as a BTEC Higher National or a degree, or straight into employment. It can prepare students for a range of careers in health and social care settings such as:

Health Services

Social Services

Welfare Services





How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: AS - one year A2 - two year