Health & Care
Due to a growing population, the demand for health and social care workers has never been greater, with an array of career opportunities at hand. Gaining qualifications in the health and care sector has therefore never been so relevant.
That in mind, the Health and Care department is committed to delivering high quality lessons that inspire and motivate students to succeed and ultimately work towards obtaining a career within the health and social care sector. A vocational element strongly underpins the ethos of the department with outside employers and guest speakers playing a key role in all subjects. The department takes great pride in its professional relationship with local employers and makes great use of all opportunities available to enhance the student experience.
In conjunction with the core vocational element running through the department a strong commitment is focused on developing the literacy and numeracy skills of all its students. Seeing every student grow into independent thinkers and confident learners lies at the heart of the department.
The programme of study on offer is highly inclusive and caters for a wide range of abilities. At Key Stage 4, students will study a GCSE equivalent in Health and Social Care. At Key Stage 5, depending on ability, students can study a level 2 BTEC in Health and Social Care or a level 3 BTEC in Health and Social Care. A level 3 BTEC is also offered in Children’s Play, Learning and Development which is ideal for students considering a career in primary education.
As students progress through their courses, they will be given opportunities to undertake work experience placements in a variety of settings that can include working with children, young adults, older adults or individuals with special needs. This helps to equip the young people with the necessary skills for employment and or higher education.
With 60 post 16 students currently enrolled onto Health and Care courses at Exmouth Community College, it is clear to see that studying health and care is a popular choice and is in growing demand.