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Health and Social Care

Do you want to help play a positive role and make a difference in the health and happiness of others?

Have you tried our 3-minute quiz? Take the quiz to uncover your strengths and get information based on your interests and aspirations. You can also take a look at our printable leaflet for background on the course, units at a glance, career pathways and much more!

The top 5 skills employers look for that you’ll learn on a Health and Social Care course:





Interpersonal Skills

What kind of career can I go into?

Working in health or social care is rewarding, with a wide range of different jobs and specialisms. Here are a few ideas to get you started:


Social Worker


Healthcare Assistant

Occupational Therapist


Physician Assistant

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Social Worker - Social Worker speaking to a child.
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Healthcare Assistant
Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapist helping a patient relearn to walk.
Paramedic - Paramedic rushing to the ambulance.
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Real life BTEC Health and Social Care stories

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Teanna Maguire

Midwifery Undergraduate at Manchester University

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Naomi Dardai

Health Care Assistant at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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Jonathan Hammond

Nursing Assistant