Health & Social Care
At a time where we need people to help others, to be caring and support others, we at RFSS are in a brilliant position to help inspire, educate and create students who are ready to make an amazing contribution to their local and wider community.
Within health and social care students have opportunities to learn valuable skills to be successful within the health and social care sectors, to learn how to support themselves and others, and empower people to take care of themselves holistically.
Unless someone like you
cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get
better. It's not.
Students will learn about the careers they can go into through lessons, taster sessions, visits and more – there are over 350 career paths in the NHS alone.
Our curriculum intent for health and social care is to give students the opportunity to learn about aspects of the health and social care environment. This is ranging from how the human develops from birth to death, to different types of support that might be used when expected and unexpected events happen to us. We also look into to seeing how care values are expressed through the different sectors within health and social care. About three million people in the UK work in the health and social care sector - the equivalent to one in every 10 people. Demand for both health and social care is liable to continue to rise due to the ageing population, and so will play a very important role within the UK society. With this, there will be a greater demand for people to work in these roles.
What are they learning?
seeing what ‘healthy’ actually means
looking at how 'healthy' is not just about illness but for a person in late adulthood being mobile, having friends and being happy
the positive and negative factors that can influence the health and well-being of a person
interpreting the readings of lifestyle indicators, and in so being able to interpret someone's state of health
being able to design a plan with short and long-term targets to help a person get back into a healthy lifestyle
being aware of the barriers when people are trying to change to a healthy lifestyle. Their understanding of this is shown through an exam.
Potential Careers relating to your subject
Paramedic / Ambulance Care Attendant / Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) / Ambulance Call Taker / Pharmacists / Pharmacy Technician / Pharmacy/Dispensing Assistant / Medicines Counter Assistant / Social Worker / Social Care Worker / Allied Health Professionals (AHP) / Careers in Art Therapy / Dietitian / Occupational Therapist / Orthoptist / Physiotherapist / Podiatrist / Prosthetist and Orthotist / Radiographer / Speech and Language Therapist / Clinical Psychologist / Dental Nurse / Orthodontic Therapist / Dental Technician/Technologist / Dentist / Dental Hygienist / Childrens Nurse / Adult Nurse / Mental Health Nurse / Optometrist / Administration and Clerical Officer / Caterer / Domestic Services / Estates Officer / Healthcare Manager / ICT Officer / Medical Secretary / Porter / Security Officer / Support Team Worker