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.
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:
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:
Learners following the Childcare route are likely to study:
In completing these qualifications learners will:
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.
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:
They may also progress to other qualifications within the suite including:
There are no documents available for this qualification at the moment.
The latest information Professional Development events and learning opportunities will be available here from autumn 2018.
You will be able to see details on how to find a centre here.