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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Within the Health and Social Care department at Thomas More, our intention is to fully support and prepare students who want to work within the health and social care sector professionally and academically. Our BTEC level 2 and 3 course in Health and Social Care provides students with the background knowledge and skills needed by all individuals that are considering working with people in a Health and Social care provision capacity. We have a successful history of giving our students the qualifications they need to become successful in jobs in the Health and Social Care sector such as teaching, social work, nursing, midwifery, paramedic science and many more.

BTEC Tech Level 3 Health and Social Care Extended Certificate

  • Unit 1 Human Lifespan development
  • Unit 2 Working in the Health and Social Care Sector
  • Unit 5 Meeting the needs of service users
  • One Optional Unit

Health and Social Care is a highly appealing course for students who thrive in the notion of connecting theory and practice and have a desirable interest in understanding the holistic experiences in the field of Health and Social Care.

Students will be assessed internally every half term in years 12 and 13. Written assignments are set throughout the year and moderated by Pearson. Students will be awarded a PASS, MERIT,  DISTINCTION/ DISTINCTION* grade upon complete the external and internal content.

The health and social care sector provides young adults with lifelong professional learning and personal development. The BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification will transform you into a young adult who is prepared for specialising in one of the diverse professions within the sector. The professions include;

  • Nursing
  • Doctor
  • Physiotherapist
  • Social work
  • Occupational therapist
  • Teacher
  • Community development worker
  • Counsellor
  • Youth worker

Student Testimonial

Since starting my Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification I feel the I am developing my mindset and skills such as teamwork, writing and research in preparation for my university degree, social skills and learning how to interact with people professionally.

I also like how the how the class community works and interacts with each other. The class community provides support for each other in our own unique way.

- Eunice

Enrichment Opportunities

Students value the practical aspect of work experience and they are encouraged to organise a second placement, in their own time, to draw upon and widen their experiences.  Students also benefit greatly from inviting guest speakers into lessons, to give practical, first-hand experience of what it is like to work in various health and social care settings.  Visits to local care homes and universities.

Level 3:

  • BTEC National Health and Social Care Student book ISBN: 979022230128
  • BTEC National Health and Social Care Student Revision Guide ISBN: 979024430126

Department Members

  • Ms Hudson – Head of department
  • Ms Karaoba – KS3 subject teacher
  • Ms Schutz – KS4 subject teacher