Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Revised GCE

Caring in a changing world

3 good reasons to choose our qualification:

  1. Up-to-date developments in NI health, social care and early years sectors
  2. New content on safeguarding children (Double Award only)
  3. Develop understanding and skills for a wide range of education and career pathways

This specification is for first teaching from September 2016.

The health, social care and early years sectors are major employers in the public, voluntary and private sectors in Northern Ireland. This broad qualification gives students the opportunity to study a diverse range of subjects, including communication, physiology, social policy and psychology.

The qualification appeals to students with an interest in health, well-being and caring for others. Itís likely to interest students who enjoyed studying Health and Social Care, Home Economics, Child Development, Psychology or Sociology at GCSE, although none of these are a prerequisite.

Students develop skills that are valued in further and higher education, as well as in the workplace. These skills include research, investigation, analysis, communication, problem solving and working with others.