Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care is a vocational qualification which develops the learners’ knowledge of the care sector, and allows them to apply their learning into the workplace. Learners will gain knowledge from various topics, including:

  • Development across the life stages
  • Factors affecting health and development, such as lifestyle choices, illness/ disease and poverty
  • Health and Social Care services and job roles

This course provides students with not only a broad range of knowledge which is applicable to many careers, but also enables them to develop critical skills which can be used and transferred into other subjects. Skills that the learners will develop include responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-

day workplace. These skills include: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; and accurately completing administrative

tasks and processes.

The aims of the department:

  • A safe and stimulating learning environment for all
  • Outstanding teaching and progress made by students
  • Student resilience and independence
  • High quality coursework produced
  • Provide work experience opportunities to support learning

Career opportunities include: nurse, midwife, paramedic, dietitian, police force, teacher, nursery nurse, occupational therapist, social worker and mental health worker.

Key Stage 4

BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Health & Social Care is composed into 3 units:

  • Human Lifespan Development - internally assessed (coursework)
  • Health and Social Care Values - internally assessed (coursework)
  • Health and Wellbeing - external synoptic (exam)

Revision guide for the exam:

Department Leader-

Miss C Gibson