Health & Social Care, and Childcare
Duration: 1 Year for AS. 2 Years for A2
The GCE AS and A Level in Health and Social Care, and Childcare is suitable for post-16 learners who are interested in learning about the development and care of individuals throughout the life span from conception to later adulthood. Learners will follow a broad study of health and social care, and childcare at AS, and can then choose between two pathways at A2 to develop depth of knowledge and understanding in either childcare or adult health or social care.
GCSE English Grade C or above
The course is suitable for those who have studied GCSE Health and Social Care and Childcare. GCE AS and A Level in Health and Social Care, and Childcare is also suitable for learners who have not previously studied Health and Social Care but who are capable of Level 3 study.
What Will I Study?
At AS level students study two units:
Unit 1: Promoting Health and Well-Being.
Unit 2: Supporting health, well-being and resilience in Wales
At A2 level students study two units depending on which pathway they wish to take:
Unit 3 Theoretical perspectives of children and young people's development
Unit 4 Supporting the development, health, well-being and resilience of children and young people
Adult health and social care pathway:
Unit 5 Theoretical perspectives of adult behaviour
Unit 6 Supporting adults to maintain health, well-being and resilience
How Will I Be Assessed?
Unit 1 is examined through external written examination worth 20%
Unit 2 is examined through internally assessed non-examination assessment worth 20%
Unit 3 / 5 is examined through external written examination worth 30%
Unit 4 / 6 is examined through internally assessed non-examination assessment worth 30%
Career Opportunities & Progression
The qualification provides a suitable foundation for the study of health and social care through a range of higher education courses, or into employment. Learners may also progress to other qualifications within the health and social care and childcare suite. In addition, the specification provides a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for learners who do not progress to further study in this subject.