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Barclay Academy

Barclay Academy

Barclay Academy

Welcome toBarclay Academy

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Health & Social Care

Head of Department: Ms K. Hunda

Health and Social Care is a vocational BTEC course which prepares students looking to enter the fitness or health industries. As such, it helps to develop student’s understanding of the practicalities of working in this sector, alongside building up a core foundation of knowledge relating to human health and development.


Health and Social Care is an optional course for students in Years 10 and 11. We follow the BTEC Technical Award, which is equivalent to a GCSE, and which is a rewarding vocational qualification. Topics studied include health and wellbeing, health and social care, and human lifespan development. It is an ideal course for those who wish to enter the Health and Social Care sector, and will provide the invaluable opportunity to develop work-related skills and to gain experience in these fields.


Sixth Form students at Barclay have the opportunity to study for a BTEC Level 3 National Award in Health and Social Care, which is equivalent to an A-Level. The course encompasses elements of human biology, sociology, psychology, nutrition, and ethics. Students who choose to take this course will have the opportunity to enter a relevant and rewarding sector that is dedicated to improving the lives of others.