Update on Applied A level withdrawal and transition

13 April 2015

As part of the government’s A level reform, we're withdrawing the option of Applied A levels for learners from 2015. 

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As you'll be aware, A levels are changing from 2015 as part of the government’s A level reform. One of the changes is that all awarding organisations must withdraw the option of Applied A levels for learners from 2015.

Here’s a timeline showing when the equivalent qualifications in Health and Social Care are ready. 


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The Edexcel Applied A level in Health and Social Care will be available until an equivalent qualification is available in September 2016. From that point, you’ll need to switch to another qualification, such as our new BTEC Nationals or the new Edexcel A levels.

Our new BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care start in September 2016, so you’ve got plenty of time to review the new BTEC qualifications if you want a more applied style of course from 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact your subject advisor.

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