AS/A Level Health and Social Care
Teaching: Sep 2009
This page contains information related to our GCE AS/A level Health and Social Care specification available in England and Wales.
Following Qualifications Wales's decision to defer the introduction of the new GCE AS/A level qualifications for Health and Social Care until September 2020, the final assessment opportunity for the current GCE AS/A level Single Award qualifications will be summer 2021 with a resit opportunity in 2022 (if required).
As previously communicated, the final assessment for the GCE AS/A level Double Award qualifications will be summer 2020 with a resit available in summer 2021 (if required).
The new GCE AS/A level in Health and Social Care, and Childcare forms part of a suite of new qualifications being developed for the health and social care, and childcare sectors in Wales by the City & Guilds/WJEC Consortium. Details of the new qualification can be found on the Consortium website.
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We've launched a new Level 3 Applied Certificate and Diploma in Health and Social Care for England. For more information, please visit the Eduqas website.
Level 3 Applied Health and Social Care (England Only)
The new WJEC Level 3 Applied Health and Social Care qualifications will be designed to provide learners with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills of the health and social care sectors, providing a broad basis for further or higher education or for moving into employment within the sectors. These qualifications will be built on a firm foundation of knowledge and understanding of practitioner roles and values, set within contemporary sector-specific contexts.
WJEC Level 3 Applied qualifications have been designed as two-year courses, although this is not a mandatory requirement. They:
- are graded A*-E
- are designed to complement GCE AS/A Levels and other Level 3 qualifications
- are available as a Certificate (180 GLH) or Diploma (360 GLH)
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Upcoming Professional Learning Events
GCE Health and Social Care, and Childcare: The Next Steps
Online - 08 December 2020 16:00
GCSE Health and Social Care and Childcare
Online - 17 November 2020 16:00
Level 2 Health and Social Care Principles and Contexts: The Next Steps
Online - 06 October 2020 15:00
Level 3 Health and Social Care Principles and Contexts: The Next Steps
Online - 10 November 2020 16:00
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