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Health and Social Care BTEC level 3 at Sir Bernard Lovell School

Course description

In Health and Social Care (HSC) you will learn essential information about human growth and development, and the factors which affect our physical, intellectual, emotional and social wellbeing, including: risk factors to health; nutrition and diet; the impact of family relationships on children’s development; and the positive benefits of an active lifestyle.

You will also learn about the care values which underpin good practice within the care services, laws and policies which regulate the care services, and how to overcome communication barriers in order to build strong and trusting relationships with those who use care services.

Furthermore, you will develop academic skills such as research, referencing, and report writing in order to complete coursework to a high standard.

Future opportunities

This course prepares students for a variety of careers within care services and beyond, as a good understanding of human development, health and relationships can benefit workers in all sectors of the economy.

For most jobs in Health and Social Care, further education at university or college will be required. In some areas of HSC, apprenticeships are also possible after 18.

Popular options for further study or training include: nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, youth work, early years education, police, family support, mental health and caring for the elderly.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Bernard Lovell School directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2015

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