BTEC Health and Social Care

What is the course about?

The course will give you an introduction to the Health and Social Care sector and its associated careers. You will explore the skills needed to care for people with a range of specific needs and medical conditions. You will explore the different physiological conditions that are common in this field of work and will develop an understanding of the career opportunities available.

Who might the course suit?

The course is ideal for those who are unsure of their specific future pathway in Health and Social Care as it provides an insight and broader understanding of the sector. It consists of four units completed over two years and is based on the person-centred approach and care values needed to work in the health and social care sector.

The mandatory units in year 12 focus on:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

What might the course lead to?

This will enable you to progress to higher education and in previous years students have pursued study in midwifery, nursing and adolescent mental health. For those wishing to enter the world of work this course provides a springboard into employment and apprenticeships in a variety of health and social care fields.