Departments – Health and Social Care

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Health and Social Care

Head of BTEC Health and Social Care and Child Care - Miss Taylor
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BTEC Tech Awards Health & Social Care

In Health and Social Care, it is our intention to offer students the opportunity to learn about those around us and how they grow and develop over the course of their lives, from infancy to later adulthood. Our curriculum aims to produce confident, self-assured, and successful young adults who will have a transferable skill set that will allow them to make a positive contribution to society. It is particularly suited to those that wish to enter a caring profession for example: education, social work, nursing, midwifery, counselling and many more. Furthermore, the curriculum aims to provide students with the necessary life skills to make a difference in people’s lives.

“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.”

BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where students develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. They are popular and effective because they engage students in taking responsibility for their own learning and helping them to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include teamwork, meeting deadlines, presenting information effectively, and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes. The BTEC Technical Award motivates students, and open doors to progression into further study and responsibility within the workplace.  

Study of this sector begins where students will build the foundations on the study of health and social care. A wide variety of teaching strategies are used to make lessons fun, challenging and informative. We believe a strong growth mind set needs to be developed and this will be integrated throughout the course through individual theory, group work, role playing and practical sessions.  The course incorporates ICT in research and application to real life case studies.  The curriculum underpins effective use of skills, knowledge, process and attitudes in the sector such as human growth and development, health and social care services, and factors affecting people’s health and wellbeing. Students will also develop skills that prove  aptitude in health and social care such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health.  Students are given aspirational targets to motivate them to achieve their full potential and create their own bright future. 

In Health and Social Care, we provide immersive and inspirational learning experiences which provide students with the opportunity to meet clinical and non-clinical staff within the health and social care sector including visits from the NHS, residential care workers and foster carers. In addition, we have visits from local colleges to explain the educational pathways, including T-Levels, work-based learning, apprenticeship, and higher education. Our curriculum raises awareness of the wide variety of careers within the NHS and social care, with emphasis on roles identified in the local area as priorities for recruitment.  

“We can change the world if we simply meet the needs of others.”