Health & Social Care

Health and Social care GCSE enables students to become informed of the life stages and physical, emotional, intellectual and social development at each life stage. Students learn about milestones and the barriers to meeting these milestones. Students develop knowledge of the social care services that we all use in daily life and the importance to access of these services. Students develop a knowledge of what some barriers to accessing social care and health care services can be at each life stage. In health and Social care we investigate how our health can be improved and the indicators for poor health, students learn how we can advise and promote positive physical and mental wellbeing.

Students stud the Pearson BTEC award level 1 and 2 in Health and Social Care.

Students are given the knowledge of the health and social care sector, along with life stages and development. Students can apply this knowledge into further education in nursing, nursery nursing, social work and many more health and social care sector jobs. Students are given a wide view of the different responsibilities in the health and social care sector, and a love of promoting wellbeing and support for all is fostered.

The health and social care course promotes our students to become global citizens. Developing a knowledge of the impact of good health and social care on the development of the nations health and wellbeing. We encourage students to investigate health and social care in our area, and think back through their life and the impact health and social care has had on them.

Health and social care is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK with demand for both health and social care employees continuously rising. In 2019/20, the adult social care sector contributed approximately £41.2 billion a year to the UK economy. Social care employees, such as care assistants and social workers work with individuals to support them to be as independent as possible in their own homes, in care homes or nursing homes. Healthcare employees, such as doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and physiotherapists, work with individuals to enhance their quality of life by improving their health. Approximately 3 million people are currently employed in the sector. In 2019, it was estimated that by 2035 approximately 2.17 million health and social care job vacancies will need to be filled.

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