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Health and Social Care Qualification

This pathway is designed around the key areas of introducing health and social care as an area for future employment. We lead into the curriculum looking at changes in the life stages to includes a variety of factors that impact on the development of babies through to older adults. In the first year we study awareness of health and social care values. In the second year of study we will investigate communication and the different ways it is used in care, as well as nutrition and the impact of varying conditions of our health and dietary choices. You will be assessed through a one hour exam linked to development and also through coursework during your two years on programme.

Why study this qualification?

If you are looking to have a career in care this is a perfect introduction to the sector. The sector is one of the largest industries in the world and is particularly prevalent in the South West of England where our demographic leans towards those requiring care. Job roles of interest may include any clinical based roles such as Healthcare Assistants, Nurses and Midwives, or other non-clinical roles such as social workers, support workers or any careers where you see yourself wanting to help others to help themselves.

Staff profile: Lucy Parkin

Lucy has taught across all levels of the health and social care curriculum at South Devon College, following experience of working in care homes and supportive environments before qualifying as a teacher. Lucy recognises the value of the teaching she and the health team provide as today's students are the care professionals of tomorrow.

The teaching team currently employs a range of ex and current professionals, including a paediatric nurse, a care home manager, a social services family support worker, a paramedic team leader, an assistant practitioner and health and social care degree graduates.


I want to be ...

Be what you want to be with South Devon High School