The Health Sector is one of the largest employers in the country and provides employment opportunities through a varied range of disciplines. Primary and secondary care in the NHS are the most common routes to employment, but this course will cover other areas such as complementary therapies, the retail pharmaceutical industry and the community and voluntary sectors.
The sector offers good opportunities for those who enjoy:
To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:
Social, Caring and Advisory Services
Entry is at the discretion of the school or college.
The course is made up of five compulsory units, three taking 40 hours and two taking 20 hours of study:
You will learn about
Where will I take the course?
You will usually train at a local college. Training sessions will take place for a set number of hours and weeks during term time.
You may be able to arrange a related work experience placement by speaking to your pastoral care or guidance teacher in school.
Assessment will be based on a range of practical activities in real or simulated workplace settings. Tutors will observe and keep records of your work.
You may be able to progress to:
Further study, training or employment in: