Health & Social Care


About 3 million people work in health and social care in the UK and together, they account for nearly one in ten of all paid jobs in the UK. Health care roles include doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, while social care roles include care assistants, occupational therapists, counsellors and administrators.

Demand for both health and social care is likely to rise, so 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 sector at Key Stage 4 will complement GCSE study through providing an opportunity for practical application alongside conceptual study. There are also strong opportunities for post-16 progression in this important sector.

The BTEC Tech Award is an introduction to vocational learning. The three components of the course; Human Lifespan Development, Health and Social Care Services and Values and Health and Wellbeing, cover the key life stages and allows students to use empathy and consideration to those in society that need help and support. 

Subject Documents Date
Health and Social Care Road Map 2022 26th Sep 2022