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    My mum wouldn't let me take Health and Social care in GCSE, despite my school offering it as an option. My local college has it a an option, but I'm not sure if I will be able to take it, as I didn't do it at GCSE. I want to be a midwife and think that it would help me out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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    Look at the course requirements page either in the prospectus or website and it should say if you needed to have studied it prior. If you needed to have a previous H&SC study you could do the level two and then progress onto the level 3. Also look on UCAS at different Midwifery courses and see if they have any preferences to A Levels studied before you consider the H&SC course.
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    Not sure whether it was only my college but we were able to chose any sudject we liked with no requirements other than to actually get into the college itself. They let us chose what we wanted to study as a way for us to explore new subjects that we may not a have had the chance to study at school, I'm pretty sure most colleges are pretty laid back when it comes to choosing your study, like I said as long as you get the requirements to get into the college itself you are basically free to chose what you want to do ☺️

    I never done psychology before at GCSE but was able to take it at a level.
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    You’ll definitely be able to do it - at loads of schools health & social care isn’t even an option at GCSE, so they couldn’t make it a compulsory requirement.
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    Guys, I'm confused. I know I should take Level 2 Health and Social Care because I'm not very knowledgeable on this subject (I didn't have the option at GCSE's)... However, if someone was to explain to me what Level 3 H&SC Diploma and Certificate are, then I would reconsider. Because I'm quite a high achiever in my GCSE subjects right now (B's and A/A*'s, with one C)... so I could take the Level 3... but which one should I choose if that was the case?
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    (Original post by dreame)
    Guys, I'm confused. I know I should take Level 2 Health and Social Care because I'm not very knowledgeable on this subject (I didn't have the option at GCSE's)... However, if someone was to explain to me what Level 3 H&SC Diploma and Certificate are, then I would reconsider. Because I'm quite a high achiever in my GCSE subjects right now (B's and A/A*'s, with one C)... so I could take the Level 3... but which one should I choose if that was the case?
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    Sorry, maybe I didn't specify what I was trying to say... I meant - should I take Lvl 3 Certificate or Diploma?
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    (Original post by dreame)
    Sorry, maybe I didn't specify what I was trying to say... I meant - should I take Lvl 3 Certificate or Diploma?
    It depends what else you are doing - the diploma is the same level of difficulty but twice the size of the certificate.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    It depends what else you are doing - the diploma is the same level of difficulty but twice the size of the certificate.
    I'm also planning to take Sociology and Psychology! I might take Biology as my fourth choice if I take the certificate H&SC as my third.
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    If you do the level 3 diploma (considering it is the extended one) you usually just do that as it is the equivalent of 3 A Levels thus you won't have the time to do Psych and Sociology. The certificate would have to be taken along side A Levels to allow you to attend a university. Both are the same level of difficulty but it just depends if you are adamant you want to study Psychology and Sociology.
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    (Original post by kayleighisonfire)
    If you do the level 3 diploma (considering it is the extended one) you usually just do that as it is the equivalent of 3 A Levels thus you won't have the time to do Psych and Sociology. The certificate would have to be taken along side A Levels to allow you to attend a university. Both are the same level of difficulty but it just depends if you are adamant you want to study Psychology and Sociology.
    I've made up my choices today - I am quite adamant on Psychology and Sociology, and I'll be taking Biology too - my final choice is Fine Art... which is random, but I chose it because I enjoy it!
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    (Original post by dreame)
    I've made up my choices today - I am quite adamant on Psychology and Sociology, and I'll be taking Biology too - my final choice is Fine Art... which is random, but I chose it because I enjoy it!
    Good choices, I checked a couple of university admissions and both required a social science or bio/phsyics or chem. Good luck
 
 
 
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