Health & Social Care

CTEC Health & Social Care

If you have not got your health, what have you got? On this stimulating course, you will explore questions such as: How does a major life change, such as bereavement, impact on individuals? How do you become an effective communicator? You can also design your own research project into a topic of your choice. If you are looking for a career as a nurse, midwife, social worker, teacher or other care professional and want to develop your skills and understanding that are directly relevant, then this is the qualification for you.

Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form

Year 1: Units of study include; coping with change, developing effective communication, anatomy and physiology and dementia care.

Year 2: Units of study include; promoting health education, caring for additional needs, and research methodology for health and social care.

You will learn through practical tasks, self-supported study, research in groups or pairs and formal teaching.

Assessment is 100% coursework. Coursework is initially assessed by teaching staff and then by an external moderator who visits the college.

To have achieved A*/9-C/4 grades in at least five GCSE programmes, including either GCSE English or GCSE Maths.

There is an opportunity to organise work experience both locally and at a well-known voluntary organisation called Re-Vitalise. Re-Vitalise work experience allows you to work with disabled adults for a week.

Students go on to a number of different areas. Many go on to University to study Nursing or Midwifery or Social Work or Teaching. Others go on to take degrees in Psychology and Counselling, or Early Years. Students also go on to work in the industry directly and gain training through work.

  • The control that a 100% coursework course gives you.
  • Being able to achieve DS* in Year 1.
  • There is an opportunity to volunteer with disabled adults in Southport.

“The teacher makes sure that all her students understand the tasks given and also puts a lot of time when planning her lessons. Activities are always given to make sure that all pupils interact as a class”

You can choose any combination of courses that you like, but we think this subject goes particularly well with sociology, psychology, and biology.

We have a number of speakers in from local universities to talk about different health professionals. We also look at opportunities for work experience.