A Level Health and Social Care

  • This qualifications provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the Health and Social Care sector
  • It also develops skills and techniques, and personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.
  • It will equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the health and/or social care sector.

A Level Health and Social Care

This qualification may be taught at the Kilkeel SRC campus.

The A Level in Health and Social Care has been developed to:

  • equip students with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the health and/or social care sector
  • provide specialist studies relevant to health and social care professions
  • develop the ability of learners to contribute to the health and social care environment through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme
  • develop skills and techniques, and personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and thereby enable learners to make an immediate contribution to employment

This qualifications provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the Health and Social Care sector and is recognised by employers. It also develops skills and techniques, and personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

There are many different areas of study depending on the units taken, some of the main areas include:

  • Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations
  • Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
  • Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
  • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
  • Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
  • The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care
  • Managing Financial Resources in Health and Social Care
  • Influences on Health and Social Care Organisations
  • Developing Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care
  • Health Promotion


A Level Health and Social Care

This qualification requires pupils to have:

7 GCSEs A*-C - including English and Mathematics.
A GCSE in Child development or Home Economics / Food Nugtrition Science may be a helpful though not required.

This course could lead to careers and higher education in:

  • Nursing
  • Health and Social Care
  • Child Care
  • Caring Profession
  • Social Work
  • Health Promotion
  • Lecturing
  • Care Home Management
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Auditor

Contact Us

If you do not already go to St. Louis and you are thinking about joining us in sixth form then please fill in the form below to receive an electronic version of the prospectus or to arrange an interview with the Senior Management Team.