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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox

Health and Social Care

Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

What is Health and Social Care?

Studying Health and Social Care will give you a broad understanding of health, social care and early years working environments. You will develop skills, knowledge and understanding in health, social care and early years. You will have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way, whilst following a programme of study that enables progression to both higher education and employment in health and social care. The course will help you develop key skills that are highly valued by employers and universities and gain confidence by developing independent learning skills.

This interesting and wide ranging BTEC subsidiary Diploma course can lead you onto university or straight into employment. As well as focusing on Health and Care issues, it may also be possible to gain qualifications in First Aid. You'll also have the opportunity of valuable work experience in a range of placements with local health and care providers, such as early years, care of the elderly and specialist health care placements.

Course Summary

(Broadly equivalent to 1 or 2 A Levels)

Units include…

Human Lifespan Development

Working In Health & Social Care

Enquiries into current research in Health and Social care

Meeting Individual Care and Support needs

Principles of Safe Practise in Health and Social Care

Promoting Public Health

Sociological Perspectives

Psychological perspectives

Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

Who is the course for?

This course will appeal to those students who:

  • Enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experience
  • Want the opportunity to carry out practical work as well as class work
  • Want to find out more about the subject through personal investigation
  • Are interested in developing an understanding of caring organisations
  • Want to study a course that is active and enjoyable
  • Want to move onto a related career or higher education course
  • Would like to work in the health care sector, teaching, police force, youth work, social work etc.

A sample of available units

What skills will I gain from studying Health and Social Care?

Health & Social Care students will learn to:

  • Communicate with others effectively in a clear and articulate manner;
  • Present ideas & arguments verbally in formal presentations and seminars, and informal discussions in a variety of environments;
  • Work with others in the preparation and presentation of group work, and take responsibility for an agreed area of a shared activity;
  • Negotiate informally with peers and formally with members of organisations.

Where can I find out more information?

 Dr Browne, Mrs Todd:

See leaflet below

Specialities and Awards