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Health & Social Care

Health and Social

Curriculum Intent

Our aims are to allow students to develop: 

  • Their potential in terms of their academic achievement in health and social care/ child development and to ensure that all students will benefit from the subject curriculums in an environment where the importance of all students is recognised. 
  • The ability to make effective use of terminology, concepts and methods relevant to health and social care and to recognise the strengthens and limitations of ideas used. 
  • Skills which allow students to apply their knowledge and understanding to the care value base and various situations and case/child studies when in the classroom and on placement. 
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and sensitivity in a care environment and that they are representing the school/ college when on work experience placement. 

Learning Journey

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GCSE

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.

Curriculum Overviews

Year 10
Health & Social Care

Year 11
Health & Social Care

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.

Curriculum Overviews

Year 12
Extended
Certificate

Year 13
Extended
Certificate

Year 12
National Diploma

Year 13
National Diploma

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.