Health and Social Care


Why study Health and Social Care?

This industry is one of the fastest growing in the region and is predicted to keep on growing as the need for health and social care services increases. This means that studying Health and Social Care could lead to wealth of future career opportunities.

Careers in this industry could include direct care roles such as a care worker, rehabilitation worker or advocacy worker. Or if management is more of interest, there are many supervisory, co-ordinator and managerial roles too.

On our, BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care students will study the following;

  • Human Lifespan Development – looking at how a person develops physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually throughout their lives
  • Health and Social Care Values – investigating which services are available, who provides them and the values within the sector to make sure people get the care and protection they need
  • Health & Wellbeing – understanding what ‘being healthy’ means to different people and examining the different factors that might affect our health and wellbeing.

There are no formal examinations on this course, but students will be required to show a commitment to work hard, carry out their own research and construct analytical assignments.

So, why study Health and Social Care?

With a huge demand for workers, plenty of opportunities for progression and a job in which 96% of workers said they feel their work makes a difference, social care has lots to offer. It’s a very rewarding career and you can make a real difference to someone’s life. There are also lots of opportunities to progress and work with different people.

The BTEC Tech Award on offer at OIEA is a great starting point into a rewarding career.