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St Peter's
Catholic School

Health and Social Care


Mrs C Thomas

Health and Social Care (H&SC)

The Team
Miss D Palmer Teacher of Physical Education and H&SC
Mrs C Meoli Teacher of Citizenship and H&SC
Introduction to the Department

In the Health and Social Department, we aim to inspire young people to develop their passion for caring.  They will learn to work in stressful conditions, prioritise and empathise. Active listening, body language and diversity is engrained in all of the units they will study. At the end of the course, students will be able to have a broad knowledge of the key areas covered in working in a caring profession.

BTEC TECH Award: Health and Social Care

Students who opt for Health and Social Care will take the BTEC Tech Award and have five lessons each fortnight.

Students will study the following units:

Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development: Controlled Assessment Summer Year 10

Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values : Controlled Assessment Spring Year 11

Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing: External Examination summer Year 11

By studying for your award you will gain the important knowledge, understanding and skills that are the foundations for working in Health and Social Care. This will include many of the skills that are used by health care professionals on a day to day basis, such as assessing people’s health and wellbeing and designing individualised health care plans. You will also lean about health care services and the importance of care values, with the opportunity to apply these in realistic scenarios

Additional qualifications

Students will be able to gain a Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work qualification in their second year.