Health & Social Care

  • Exam Board: Edexcel BTEC
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specific Entry Requirements: GCSE English grade 9-4. Previous study of Health and Social Care is useful but not essential to study this subject.

If you are interested in studying for a career in teaching, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, radiography, physiotherapy, social work, nursery nursing, health education/promotion, psychology, counselling or caring for the elderly or disabled, working in the police or probation service, or any other roles in health, social care, education or community justice, then this is the course for you.

You will benefit from the following resources and facilities:

  • combination of experienced teachers.
  • well stocked resource library.
  • access to ICT for portfolio production and research.

The course incorporates a variety of teaching and learning styles, including independent primary and secondary research, presentations, work placement, discussions, practicals, theory lessons and visiting speakers, and completion of portfolios.

This course offers a broad education as a foundation for the courses and careers outlined. Students are encouraged to become independent in research, skilful in presenting findings, and develop confidence and those skills that are invaluable in both higher education and employment.