Health and Social Care
Within the Health and Social Care department at Blenheim, our intention is to fully support and prepare students who want to work with people, or care for and help others in their future career.
Our courses give students the background knowledge and skills needed by someone considering working with people in a care provision capacity. We have a successful history of giving our students the qualifications they need to become successful in jobs in the Health and Social Care sector such as teaching, social work, nursing midwifery, paramedic science and many more.
- www.bbc.com/news/us/health - BBC News Health: Up to date news on matters of health and care provision in the UK
- www.theguardian.com/society/health - Guardian Health: Up to date news on matters of health and care provision in the UK
- www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx - NHS: Detailed website with current information on conditions and treatment in the UK
- www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health - Department for Health: Government website explaining changes to care provision on the UK
- www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/ - NHS Careers: information about how to access different types of work in the health sector
- www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/careers/take-the-test - NHS Careers: test to identify which part of the NHS you are suited to
- qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Health-and-Social-Care/2016/specification-and-sample-assessments/Specification-Health-and-Social-Care-National-Diploma.pdf - Pearson Edexcel BTEC National Diploma 2016 Specification
- http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Health%20and%20Social%20Care/2009/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/UG029965_GCSE_in_Health_and_Social_Care_Spec.pdf - Pearson Edexcel GCSE Health and Social Care
KS4 Health and Social Care
BTEC Technical Award Level 1/2 Health and Social Care
Human Lifespan Development (Coursework)
- Main life stages
- Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social Development
- Factors affecting growth and development
- Life events
Health and Social Care Services (Coursework)
- Barriers to accessing services
- Care values
Health and Wellbeing (Exam)
- Factors affecting health and wellbeing
Health and wellbeing improvement plans
What skills will students develop?
This course has been designed for students who want a strong core of knowledge of the Health and Care sector, because they wish to work or go on to study further in a related area.
- Have practical experience from real-world assignments
- Take responsibility for your own learning
- Have a strong core base of knowledge
- Have real experience of effective teamwork
- Know how to work to a brief with set deadlines
- Efficiently manage time to complete tasks
How students are assessed
For this BTEC course you will have 6 hours of teaching every two weeks. You will have one exam unit and two coursework units.
What makes a good Health and Social Care student?
Personal organisation and diligence will be vital to your success as you will be required to carry out independent research tasks, evaluate evidence and clearly present your findings on a number of topics. You will benefit from a variety of learning techniques which include hosting visiting practitioners from a variety of professions, as well as meeting service providers and service users, and investigating their experiences.
Homework will be varied and will consist of research, coursework completion, project-based work and exam questions