Health and Social Care

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12

WHAT IS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE?
This popular course offers a great foundation of study for the health and social care sector.

You will learn about the various care settings, as well as getting a chance to apply all you’ve learnt into a practical setting on work placements.

WHY STUDY HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE?
This course offers a practical and vocational route into fields of Health & Social Care employment.

Students are given access to a wide range of specialist equipment and they benefit from placements within the St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive college interview is required.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
There is a combination of coursework and external examinations.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A BTEC IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE?
Past students have gone onto a variety of courses at university, such as: Nursing, Health and Social Care, Radiography and Physiotherapy.

Areas of employment that students could progress onto include: social care, social services, public health and local Government.