The course prepares students for careers in a growing care industry.

Over the past few years our students have gone on to work as field social workers, gone to university to study for nursing, radiography, criminology and social science degrees, taken work with benefit agencies, as classroom assistants and nursing home care assistants.

The various units of work are taught by experienced professionals in nursing, care, education and life skills. All Post 16 students in Health and Social Care undertake work placement throughout the course.

There are also other links with outside agencies, care homes, day centres, health improvement centres to assist with specific units of work.

Courses offered in this subject are designed to provide a broad education as a basis for either further or higher education (eg diplomas or degrees in nursing, criminology, medical secretary, probation / social work) or for moving into employment, mainly in the wide ranging care field.

The courses are vocational by nature involving students carrying out their own investigations and enquiries in order to present findings in various ways including written assignments, talks and presentations. This helps in deciding on future career paths.

All BTEC units are coursework based, though there is an examnined assessment as well. The units of work studied look at subjects from communication skills, research methodology to Public Health.

The course is enhanced by work placements at appropriate times and in a wide variety of settings.

Department Staff
Staff Role
Miss S Hargreaves Head of Department
Mrs A Scott Teacher of Health & Social Care / Head of Post 16
Miss F Daffurn Teacher of Health & Social Care / Deputy Principal
Miss A Blott Teacher of Health & Social Care
Mr T Williamson Teacher of Health & Social Care