Health and Social Care

The Health and Social Care department within Goole Academy offers the new BTEC Tech Award for Year 10, BTEC first Award in Health and Social Care for Year 11 and Extended Level 3 Award in Health and Social care for Year 13.

Health and Social Care BTEC Tech Award consists of three Components: One component assessed through external examination and two components made up of internally assessed coursework. The content of the exam is based on how to improve health and wellbeing for an individual based on a given scenario. The other components cover topics such as the development of a celebrity through life stages, their physical, intellectual, social and emotional changes and the factors that contribute to these changes, health and social care provision within the local area and the care values that underpin this. Students are required to relate the theory they learn to specific case studies within health and social care settings to gain accreditation.

As they progress through this subject, students acquire the skills needed to care effectively for users of health and social care settings. They will learn skills that will allow them to assess needs and provide care, to communicate effectively to all ages and abilities as well as practical skills that they can apply when working within any health and social care setting.

Staff within this department have qualifications and experience of working within the health and social care sectors, visitors and information from relevant sectors are also accessed to give students an all-round experience of the subject.

Students can look at the following websites to browse the range of employment opportunities open to them with the BTEC Tech and first Award in Health and Social Care qualification.

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