The Health and Social Care department strives to provide opportunities for students of all levels of ability. To enable them to engage in Health education with specialised staff, across a range of activities and incorporating vocational experiences.

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BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care – This course is designed for students will an interest in the health and social care sector, who wish to acquire an understanding and the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The students will explore human growth and development, health and social care services and factors affecting people’s health and well-being.

As part of the course requirements the students will experience one week’s work experience in a vocational environment.

OCR Cambridge Nationals Child Development – This course is designed for those interested in how a child develops from conception to the age of 5. It looks at the development of the child, equipment and nutritional needs of children, planning activities, play, postnatal, needs of children, childhood illnesses, safety, antenatal care, and conception.

All students will need access to a child aged 6 months to five years to plan and carry out play activities with as part of a coursework unit.

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Sixth Form

The course allows students progression to higher education such as degree courses, apprenticeships or employment. It is suitable for students considering a career in nursing, midwifery, social work, teaching, health visitor, paramedics, counselling and many more health related professions.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care – Students have the opportunity to take the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care which is the equivalent in size to one A level. It is for students interested in learning about the health and social care sector alongside other fields of study, probably with a view to progression to a wide range of Degree courses, not necessarily the health or social care sector.

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care – Students who want to progress directly into a career in the Health Care Sector should consider the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care which is equivalent in size to two A levels. Students will study the same units required in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care over two years but will undertake another additional four units.

Students will be given the opportunity to experience a vocational placement and students opting for Double Health and Social Care will be required to complete compulsory work experience. Therefore, they must undergo a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) and any previous criminal offences may prevent students from enrolling or continuing with the course.

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Students completing the Single Course will only study the units featured in the above documents labelled Extended Certificate.

Students completing the Double Course will study the units featured in the National Diploma plus the Extended Certificate units as well.