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Advanced GCE and Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Health and Social Care, and Childcare

Level 3

Who is the qualification for?

These qualifications will replace current GCE Health and Social Care qualifications. They are aimed at post-16 learners who are intending to progress to further and/or higher study in Health and Social Care, and Childcare or a related sector.

The qualifications are knowledge-based and learners will need to undertake further study in order to progress directly to employment.

What will the qualifications cover?

The qualifications will cover the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills required by the Health and Social Care sectors, providing a broad basis for higher education.

The qualifications will be built on a firm foundation of knowledge and understanding of practitioner roles and values, within contemporary sector-specific settings.

At AS topics that are likely to be included:

  • modifiable risks to health: how health risks can change
  • promoting good health

At A level, learners will have an opportunity to specialise in either Health and Social Care or Childcare. Topics for Health and Social Care that are likely to be included:

  • psychosocial perspectives of adult behaviour
  • care and support for adults and older individuals with additional needs

Learners following the Childcare route are likely to study:

  • psychosocial perspectives of children's behaviour
  • care and support for children with additional learning needs/disabilities

In completing these qualifications learners will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical perspectives of care
  • apply knowledge and understanding of theoretical perspectives of care
  • research and analyse theoretical perspectives of care
  • evaluate theoretical perspectives of care to demonstrate understanding, making reasoned judgements and drawing conclusions

 

Qualification structure and assessment

At AS learners will study two mandatory units.

At A2 learners will choose two additional units relating to either Health and Social Care or Childcare.

The qualifications will include both external and internal assessments.

What could the qualifications lead to?

Learners completing the Advanced GCE or Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Health and Social Care, and Childcare qualifications alongside GCEs or other Level 3 qualifications could progress to higher education courses in:

  • health and social care
  • early years
  • speech and language therapy
  • psychology
  • midwifery
  • occupational health

They may also progress to other qualifications within the suite including:

  • Level 2 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory
  • Level 2 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice
  • Level 3 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice and Theory
  • Level 3 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice
  • Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People)
  • Level 4 Health and Social Care with Specialism
  • Level 4 Children's Care, Learning and Development with Specialism

 

Contact us

Allison Candy

Subject Officer
HSCandCC@wjec.co.uk
029 2026 5093

Tania Lucas

Subject Support Officer
HSCandCC@wjec.co.uk
029 2026 5343

There are no documents available for this qualification at the moment.

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