Aims of the Department

Around 3 million people work in Health and Social Care. Health care roles include doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, while social care roles include care assistants, occupational therapists, counsellors and administrators. Together, they account for nearly one in ten of all paid jobs in the UK. Demand for both health and social care is on the rise, and will continue to play a key role in UK society.

The aims of the Health and Social Care department is to ensure that students develop caring and nurturing skills and qualities so that they can work with some of our more vulnerable in society.

To ensure that students can progress onto suitable and rewarding courses in Health, Social Care and Early Years.

To empower students to develop and use excellent communications skills to enhance their knowledge and understanding in their chosen field.

Strengths of the Department

We use a variety of techniques to develop students' caring and nurturing qualities and skills, from traditional classroom teaching, to practical assessments, debates, demonstrations, and visits from guest speakers in the health care professions.

Achievements

All of our recent year 13 students have progressed on to University to study degrees in a range of courses including: Adult/Child/Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Dental Technology, Paramedic, Operation Department Practitioner, Counselling, Youth Studies, Early Years, and Primary/ Secondary Teaching.

Local Further Education Colleges and Sixth Form Colleges tend to give Trinity students first refusal as they recognise that our students are well prepared and knowledgeable in both Health and Social Care and Child Development.


KS4 H&SC Curriculum

BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care

Year 10

The course content requires students to complete three core units, two units are internally assessed through coursework tasks and one unit is externally assessed. 

If students find the course difficult to access at level two there is the option to move them to the level one programme, therefore all students will achieve a qualification at the end of the two years.

Units covered are:

  • Component 1- Human Lifespan Development (Internal Assessment)

In this component, students will study how people grow and develop over the course of their life, from infancy to old age; this includes physical, intellectual, emotional and social development, and the different factors that may affect them. They will also learn about how an individual’s development can be affected by major life events, such as marriage, parenthood or moving house and you will learn about how people adapt to these changes, as well as the types and sources of support that can help them.

  • Component 2- Health and Social Care Services and Values (Internal Assessment)

Learners study and explore practically, health and social care services and how they meet the needs of real service users. They will also develop skills in applying care values. Give students an understanding of health and social care services and developing skills in applying care values that are common across the sector.

Year 11

  • Component 3- Health and Wellbeing (Exam)

In this component, students will study look at the factors that can have a positive or negative influence on a person’s health and wellbeing. They will learn to interpret physiological and lifestyle indicators, and what they mean for someone’s state of health using this information to design an appropriate plan for improving someone’s health and wellbeing and the difficulties an individual may face when trying to make these changes.

 


KS5 H&SC Curriculum

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care

This Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is designed for anyone who is passionate about caring for others and making a difference in the community. Whether you’re expanding your knowledge from a Level 2 course or just starting your journey into the health and social care world, this diploma will give you the advanced knowledge you need for a successful future. This Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is designed for anyone who is passionate about caring for others and making a difference in the community. Whether you’re expanding your knowledge from a Level 2 course or just starting your journey into the health and social care world, this diploma will give you the advanced knowledge you need for a successful future.

You’ll have the opportunity to study a wide range of topics, each of which will give you the skills and abilities to follow a rewarding career in this sector. You’ll cover all the vital aspects of social care, including health and safety, communication, and equality and diversity. You’ll then dive deeper into anatomy and physiology, life stages development, as well ad=s diet and nutrition, in order to give you a wider understanding of the core factors at play in this industry.

As part of the course, you’ll also take part in a work placement to provide you with practical first-hand experience of health and social care. Not only will this help you develop relevant knowledge for the course, it will also give you essential skills to help you secure a good job in the future.This Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is designed for anyone who is passionate about caring for others and making a difference in the community. Whether you’re expanding your knowledge from a Level 2 course or just starting your journey into the health and social care world, this diploma will give you the advanced knowledge you need for a successful future.

You’ll have the opportunity to study a wide range of topics, each of which will give you the skills and abilities to follow a rewarding career in this sector. You’ll cover all the vital aspects of social care, including health and safety, communication, and equality and diversity. You’ll then dive deeper into anatomy and physiology, life stages development, as well ad=s diet and nutrition, in order to give you a wider understanding of the core factors at play in this industry.

As part of the course, you’ll also take part in a work placement to provide you with practical first-hand experience of health and social care. Not only will this help you develop relevant knowledge for the course, it will also give you essential skills to help you secure a good job in the future.

The level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care is designed for anyone who is passionate about caring for others and making a difference in the community.

During the two year course, learners will have the opportunity to study a wide range of topics giving the learner the skills and qualities needed for a rewarding career in this sector and strengthening their progression to higher education.

 

Learners taking this qualification will study eight units:

 

  • Human Lifespan Development (Exam)

  • Working in Health and Social Care (Exam)

  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (Internally Assessed)

  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care (Internally Assessed)

  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care (Exam)

·         Promoting Public Health (Internally Assessed)

·         Nutritional Health (Internally Assessed)

·         Physiological Disorders and their Care (Internally Assessed)

 

As part of the course learners will also be encouraged to participate in a weekly work experience placement this will enhance learners understanding and will provide valuable practical experience of the health and social care sector.