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Health & Social Care


With an anticipated national shortage within this sector, there is no better time than now to join this industry. This course will give you the skills you need for either university or work and is the first step to your chosen career. Even if you are unsure of the career path you wish to take, this course will raise your awareness of the wide range of rewarding career opportunities that exist.

Many students go on to gain full-time employment straight from this course and a number of former students are studying at top universities including the University of Leeds, the University of Central Lancashire, Manchester Metropolitan University and Newcastle University studying a range of degrees such as Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Nursing, Education (Childhood and Youth Studies), Police and Criminal Investigation, Nutritional Sciences and Social Policy. Careers in Health and Social Care are many and varied; you might go on to work as Social Workers, Case Workers, Nurses, Support Workers, Charity Officers, Counsellors, Health Promotion Specialists, Nutritional Therapists or Probation Officers.

Health and Social care covers many aspects of the Health service. You will be assessed through written assessments, presentations and tasks throughout the year.

  • Communication within the setting
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights
  • Health, Safety and Security
  • Development through the Life Stages
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sociological and Psychological Perspectives
  • Caring for Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding Adults and Promoting Independence
  • Public Health
  • Physiology of Fluid Balance
  • Physiological Disorders

Personal and Professional Development:

Which will enable you to complete a minimum of 100 hours of work placement in various Health and Social care settings. Here you will learn how to communicate with those who access different services and work within the Health and Social care sector.

Additional units that you will be studying are*:

  • Complimentary therapies
  • Human Inheritance for Health and Social Care
  • Vocational Experience for Health and Social Care: Completion of an additional 100 hours work placement across a minimum of 3 settings.
  • Nutrition for Health and Social Care
*These units are subject to change depending on cohort and year joined

Equivalent in size to three A Levels. 13 units of which 8 are Mandatory and 4 are external. The 4 external units are assessed through examination.

For the duration of the course you will spend one day each week in work placement.  Over the two years, students attend three different placements in order to gain a variety of experiences.  Whilst in placement you will build a portfolio of evidence which will include activity plans, reflective accounts, supervisor reports and reports of tutor visits.

As well as work placement you will also have the opportunity to attend ‘University Taster Days’. This will give you an insight into University life and gain knowledge of a variety of courses available at HE Level.

Students will also complete a First Aid course as part of the course, which will be beneficial when applying to university and employment.

Health & Social Care


Number of Students achieving D* - M

I’m an ex academy sixth form student. I studied health and social care level 3 due to studying my level 2 in my school years and enjoying it. I choose this course because I wanted to pursue a career in adult nursing. Throughout this course I studied a lot of core units and also did 3 placements. One at a primary school, 1 at nursing home and also one at a play centre. I’ve gained a lot of other qualifications by doing this course by doing my first aid course, doing a safeguarding course at one on my placements and gaining day to day skills I’d need in the outside world. By doing this course it has helped me gain confidence, knowledge and understanding of what health and social care is about. I have also developed key skills I now need to help me complete my level 2 apprenticeship that I’m now doing in children & young people’s workforce. I also enjoyed being on the course I was studying as the teachers where fantastic, supportive and overall outstanding. In September I will carrying out my level 3 in my apprenticeship and this course has definitely found me a career path I will carry on to pursue from now and into the future.

Emma Duckett


This could lead to a career as a….


  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Operating Department Practitioner
  • Nutritionist
  • Health Visitor
  • Health & Social Care
  • Health & Social Care

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