This exciting new course for 2017 explores the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of diseases. It is a suitable replacement for the withdrawn A level Health & Social Care and, with a mix of theory and practical skills, will prepare students for careers related to healthcare. A range of assessment includes external examinations and internally assessed portfolios to assess units in human health & disease, physiological measurement techniques, medical research methods, medicines and treatment of disease, clinical laboratory techniques and a medical case study.
This course is suited to those with a passion for the practical application of science, e.g health care roles such as nurses and midwives and other allied careers such as pharmacists, paramedics, speech & language therapists, radiographers or working within operating departments, dental teams, health informatics, healthcare sciences, psychological therapies or public health. For further information on healthcare and related careers consult the NHS website at www.healthcareers.nhs.uk.
This course can be studied in combination with 2 A levels or other vocational qualifications. Subjects that would work well in combination with this course are Psychology, Sociology, P.E, Biology and Geography
This course will also enable students to go on to employment or apprenticeships within the science or health sectors, such as job roles as health care technicians or support workers, ambulance technicians, or clinical laboratory services such as phlebotomy.
Please note: This course needs to be combined either with a double award vocational course, or with two A levels – in which case you must meet the A level programme entry requirements.
Please refer to our entry requirements
for the different programmes of study.
Additional entry requirements for this course: C grade in Additional Science GCSE