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GBHS Students learn Health and Social care to…

  • Develop a physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual understanding of the needs of individuals.
  • Learn and develop the skills to apply to real life situations.
  • Gain a greater insight into the workforce developing transferrable skills which are highly sought after by the NHS and social care sector.
  • Develop independent thought and time management skills to apply their subject knowledge.
  • Engage in making a positive contribution to their school and local community through charity work and volunteering.

About the course

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

This is a three A Level equivalent course and makes up a full time programme of study.

There are 13 units, of which 8 are mandatory, and there are 4 units which will assessed externally by the exam board.

What is Health and Social Care?

Health and social care relates to services that are available from health and social care providers, such as hospitals, social services and early years settings. Health and Social Care (H&SC) combines elements of sociology, psychology, biology, politics, nutrition, law, and ethics, so there are a lot of different elements to keep students interested. It is a subject that allows students to develop their employability skills, as well as learn about the fascinating world of health and social care. Students of Health and Social Care will participate in work placements alongside their academic studies.

What experience can candidates gain?

Volunteering for charity and community organisations, first aid qualifications, work experience opportunities. Opportunity to develop further sector skills such as Makaton and BSL.