Health and Social Care

“To provide a curriculum that inspires a passion for learning and vocational experiences, equipping students with the skills to function effectively within the workplace and further education.”

Aldersley’s Health and Social Care Department

The health and social care course is a vocationally-related qualification that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care will equip students with a sound, specialist knowledge along with skills for everyday use. The three year course will also challenge all students by introducing them to demanding materials and skills, encouraging independence and creativity.

The course places a strong emphasis on equipping students with sound specialist knowledge, nurturing and encouraging creativity and independence while adopting effective time management and developing research skills. Students will acquire a breadth and depth of knowledge over the three years; including an understanding of the essential values when caring for individuals in a care setting, the ability to communicate and work well with individuals in health, social care and early years settings and build skills such as presenting information with sensitivity, working on creative solutions and show an ability to demonstrate perceptive analysis. Students will also focus on effective written and verbal communication., All of these skills aim to enhance student employability and contribute to both their personal development and future economic well-being.

Ms S. Coombes

Head of Health and Social Care

Ms Coombes is Head of Health and Social Care at Aldersley High School