About this course
The WJEC GCE AS and A level in Health and Social Care, and Childcare equips learners with thorough and in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills related to the development and care of individuals throughout the life span from conception to later adulthood. Learners have the opportunity to develop their understanding of influences on human growth, development, behaviour and well-being. They will also gain a detailed understanding of the social, physical, emotional, and cultural needs of people who use care and support services, and recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. Learners will gain a thorough understanding of how service provision in Wales supports the development and well-being of individuals, to be able to make informed decisions now and in later life.
What you will study
On this course you will cover modules in:
- Promoting Health and Wellbeing
- Supporting Health, wellbeing and resilience in Wales
- Theoretical Perspectives of development and behaviour
- Supporting development and maintenance of health and wellbeing
This qualification is assessed via one controlled assessment and one exam.
5 GCSEs grade A*-C with a C in English Language and Maths.
- The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
- Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
- Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
- Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
- Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
- All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
- Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
- Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
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“I do believe my time at CAVC has helped me meet the goals I had when I applied to College. The support I received from my teachers and peers throughout my courses allowed me to develop and succeed both creatively and academically.”
Career prospects & further study
On completion of the A Level programme, the majority of our students progress onto universities across the country and beyond. Based on this course, there are many options but below are just a few examples of degree programmes you could go on to study at University:
- Nursing auxiliaries and assistants
- Health professionals
- Health associate professionals
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