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 likely to rise, so they will continue to play a key role in UK society and the demand for people to carry out these vital roles will increase. Study of this course at KS4 will complement GCSE study through providing an opportunity for practical application by demonstrating the important skills required in Health and Social Care learnt in the classroom in practical workplace settings. This subject is offered at Level 2 with a fall back to level 1 and is recognised as part of the performance measures of Progress 8. Students develop key skills that prove aptitude in health and social care such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health.