HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE AT KGV COLLEGE
We have built a track record of outstanding learner success in Health and Social Care because the course we offer provides a stepping stone to employment in a range of careers, such as nursing, social work, occupational therapy, support work and paramedic practice, to name just a few.
This qualification is equivalent to one A Level and is an excellent general qualification that combines well with a wide range of other courses. The content is varied and interesting, ranging from how to overcome communication barriers to the effects of lifestyle on health or what happens to our body as we grow older. Learning methods include independently researched projects, practical, work-related study, talks from visiting speakers and work experience. Your assignments are based on realistic workplace situations and activities, such as how to keep individuals safe and how to communicate professionally in health and social care settings.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
You will study topics such as First Aid and how to deal with incidents and emergencies; Life events and factors that influence growth and development; Improving your communication and team-working skills; How our bodies work; The benefits of living in a diverse society, such as the UK; What it’s like to work in health and social care; Fundraising and communication activities.
You can choose to study this Health & Social Care course as part of a mixed programme where you study 3 subjects from a combination of two A Levels and one BTEC A Level Equivalent qualifications. You will need 2 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above and 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths or English. You should also check the entry requirements for all of your chosen subjects some of which may require specific GCSEs or grades.
BUILD YOUR FUTURE
After studying the BTEC A Level Equivalent in Health and Social Care, you have so many opportunities within the caring sector. Many of our students go onto university across the country and apply for courses such as, Nursing, Social Work, Midwifery, Paramedic Practice, Radiography, Teaching, Early Childhood Studies, and many more.
However, university isn’t the only route our students have taken after leaving KGV; you could go onto an apprenticeship in the caring sector or go straight into employment with all the skills and experience you have developed on the course.