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Health & Social Care / Childcare

Health & Social Care and Childcare

Curriculum, vision and aims.

As a department we offer a range of courses in both Health and Social and Childcare at both key stage 4 and 5. As our subject’s fields are amongst rapidly growing industries, we feel that it is paramount the we educate young people about the sector and the many possible career opportunities. Our courses cover a range of topics relating to the caring sector, looking into the daily work of practitioners in the relevant fields.

We aim to deliver lessons to wider students’ knowledge and understanding of the caring sector, whilst acquiring skills which will prepare them for life once they leave, whether this may be College, University, Apprenticeships or Employment.

Within our department we aim to offer a range of activities both within and outside of the classroom. Many of our courses have elements of work experience where students will spend time in settings such as nurseries, primary schools, care homes or other relevant health settings. Where ever possible we are always striving to enhance learning and often attend events such as the NHS Careers Roadshows, Sheffield teaching hospital events and run partnership events with primary schools from the local community.

Every other year we also offer a residential visit to Disney Paris where students take part in lectures and seminars covering some of the key concepts which are taught within our courses such as equality and diversity. Students also work on a project looking into how the park caters for a diverse range of visitors from across the globe.

The department consists of four fully qualified teachers who have a wealth of experience in their relevant fields.

Key Stage Breakdown

Health and Social Care

The courses that we offer at Key Stage 4:

  • OCR Cambridge National Award Level 1/2 in Health and Social Care- (link to course profile)
  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Health and Social Care-(link to course profile)

The courses that we offer at key stage 5:
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care- (link to course profile)
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care- (link to course profile)

Health and Social Care

The course that we offer at Key Stage 4:
NCFE CACHE level 1/2 Technical award in Child Development and Care in the Early Years

The courses which we offer at Key Stage 5:

  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education- (link to course profile)
  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)- (link to course profile)

Course Introduction Video

Subject Contacts for Support

In the first instance please contact your child’s class teacher using their school email address. The class teacher is in the best position to answer general questions as they will know your child better than anyone.

For more specific questions please contact the following staff by email:

Miss Hartley (Head Of Department)
[email protected]

Miss Brighouse (Head Of Childcare)
[email protected]

Miss Browne (Teacher of HSC and Childcare)
[email protected]

Miss Drayton (Teacher of HSC and Childcare)
[email protected]

We will endeavour to reply to any correspondence as soon as possible. If you would like to contact us by telephone please contact school on 01909 771291. They will inform us of your call and we will answer if available or arrange to phone you back.