Health and Social Care is a BTEC qualification studied as an option subject at key stage 4.

Students start Year 9 by learning about Health and Safety issues and how to communicate well. These are some of the basic skills which are necessary to be a safe and knowledgeable care worker.

Throughout the course students produce a portfolio to build up the required evidence for final success. All work is graded at either pass, merit or distinction.

Some of the assessments are practical and are recorded and sent to be assessed externally.

3 units are internally assessed with one external examination lasting 1 hour, covering ‘Human Life Span and Development’.

Following the successful completion of this qualification, students will be able to progress onto any of the following if they wish:

  • Level 3 in Health & Social Care or Child Studies
  • A Levels in Care or Health & Social Care
  • Apprenticeship in the Health Sector or the Social Care Sector
  • Straight into employment as a Nursery Nurse studying for a NVQ whilst you work