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Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum is built on the understanding that students will be inspired to work in a sector which has a significant impact on the health and well-being of service users and that their ambition to promote excellence in standards of care will be fostered through exploring and experiencing roles within the health and social care sector.

We believe that when students embark on their Health and Social Care studies, their prior knowledge will be informed by core disciplines such as Science, English, Physical Education and Religious Education. Therefore, our curriculum creates time for students to apply subject specific knowledge, skills and concepts to different Health and Social Care contexts.

It is essential that students understand the latest industry requirements and have the opportunity to demonstrate work-ready skills. Students will develop holistically to ensure they are adequately equipped with practical, interpersonal and thinking skills leading to their future success in employment and education.

By the time students complete their Health and Social Care qualification, their ability to researchextend their writing and meet deadlines will give them the experience needed for higher education. Empathy and compassion will be developed along with a determination to make a difference.

Curriculum Principles

  • To secure student investment in their future career choices within the Health and Social Care sector.
  • To provide opportunities to explore the specialist skills and qualities needed to promote excellence in standards of care for a range of people
  • To create time to apply subject specific knowledge, skills and concepts to authentic Health and Social Care contexts
  • To promote an ethical approach when dealing with conflict and dilemmas within Heath and Social Care
  • To ensure that all students have a thorough grounding in the latest industry requirements and work-ready skills
  • To support the holistic development of practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be successful in employment and higher education
  • To prepare students for the challenges of the workplace by developing empathy and compassion whilst encouraging a determined, ‘can do’ approach.