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Why AQA Health and Social Care?

Our range of Health and Social Care specifications provide students with knowledge and understanding to open up a range of career opportunities including childcare, midwifery, social work, mental health services and counselling.

We’ve developed a new Level 1/2 Technical Award in Health and Social Care which offers an accessible, contemporary range of study options.

This practical qualification replaces our existing GCSE Health and Social Care. Ofqual announced on 14 May 2015 that GCSE Health and Social Care cannot be redeveloped under government changes to GCSEs. The last exams for students taking this qualification will be in the June 2018 series, and there will be no further re-sit opportunity.

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Our team

Louise Attwood We’re dedicated to equipping learners with the practical health and social care skills they need to progress to further general or vocational study. They’ll develop a broad understanding of health and social care, so they can make informed decisions about their career  opportunities.

Louise Attwood, Head of Curriculum

The subject content is accessible, interesting and current.

Heather Brennand, St Wilfrid’s Church of England Academy, Blackburn

Textbooks (print and digital)


We're collaborating closely with publishers to ensure that you have textbooks to support you and your students with our new Technical Award in Health and Social Care specification. Once the books have completed the AQA approval processes they will be badged 'AQA approved'.