Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Health and Social Care

BTEC Health and Social Care

Course Content

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
  • Work Experience in Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Public Health

There are also a range of additional units to be undertaken to further extend students knowledge of health and social care issues. In addition to this students undertake 100 hours of practical placement across the two years in a range of placements such as, the women’s refuge, specialist Alzheimer’s residential care and day care. Special school for young people, alongside mainstream care and educational settings.


Past Students are highly successful at gaining university places such as:

  • Kings College London – adult nursing
  • Teesside - All branches of nursing, some progressing onto midwifery
  • Northumbria – social working/nursing/ psychology
  • York – occupational therapy
  • Leeds Beckett – adult nursing
  • Sunderland - early years/nursing

Our past students have been successful in obtaining employment in a range of health and social care settings such as; care assistant, teaching assistant, dental nursing and rehabilitation.

BTEC Level 2 Heath and Social Care

If you have not quite achieved what you would have liked to at GCSE, don’t worry we can help! We provide a range of options that you can study over a one-year period, which on successful completion will allow you to bridge that gap and move to Level 3 programmes of study.

Course Content

A career in health and social care can give you the chance to make a real difference to people’s lives. The sector includes a wide range of roles, with different skills required and varying levels of demand. The industry includes the work which takes place within hospitals, care homes, nursing homes, hospices and dental practices. The BTEC Level 2 in Health and Social Care can help you take your first steps towards a career in the care sector. You’ll learn essential skills such as understanding people’s rights and needs, working with individuals, families and carers, and providing therapeutic activities.