AS Level / A Level Health & Social Care (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The AS Level / A Level Health & Social Care is a Full-time Further Education course in the Sixth Form Academy, designed for students who are interested in working in the field of Health and Social Care. This is located in the Health, Social and Childcare (HSC) department.

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 and social care.

Applying for AS Levels or A Levels? Click ‘Apply Now’ on any ONE of the subjects you are interested in studying. Complete the online application form, where you will be asked to specify your other two choices. Then book an Interview appointment to meet the tutors and discuss your preferred choices.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of six GCSEs at Grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language.

  • Career Prospects

    Children, Adult, Mental Health Nursing, Childhood Studies, Social Work, Teaching, Other allied professions such as speech and language and occupational therapy.

  • Course Modules

    AS Unit 1 : Promoting health and well-being
    In this unit students will study definitions and concepts of health and well-being, they will develop an understanding of different views of health, well-being, and resilience, and will understand the importance of supporting and promoting health, well-being and resilience in Wales

    AS Unit 2: Supporting health, well-being and resilience in Wales.
    In this unit students will study how professionals support individuals to achieve personal outcomes. Students will develop an understanding of working practices within health, social care and childcare, along with identifying both local and national services. Responsibilities and rights of both services providers and individuals will also be explored.

    Year 2 (A2) of this qualification students will choose to study either an Adult Health & Social Care pathway, or a Child care pathway depending on their future career choices.

    Units will include Development and Behaviour, along with Supporting individuals to maintain health, well-being, and resilience.

  • Assessment

    AS Unit 1- Written examination: 2 hours (20% of qualification)
    AS Unit 2 - Non-exam assessment (coursework) 20% of qualification
    A2 - Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes
    A2 - Non-exam assessment (coursework ) 30% of qualification

  • Additional Costs

    There will be additional course related costs such as DBS Check.

Study Mode



Neath College

Course Length

2 years