Bucks UTC / Health

Interested in studying Health?

We are currently working on the specific curriculum we will have in place when our Health pathway starts in September 2022. We’ll offer the double or triple vocational course in Health and Social Care at both Year 10 and Year 12. Alongside this, we are hoping to give students the option of taking another course, such as Food & Nutrition or Psychology at Year 10 and Applied Science at Year 12*.

One of the main differences

Furthermore, there are big differences between our offer and what most other schools provide. Bucks UTC has links to the industry leaders in the health sector. We have already secured links with Bucks NHS Trust, South Central Ambulance Service, Health Tech and Home Instead. We are building connections with other employers over the coming months. It means that our students at Bucks UTC will gain a unique Healthcare experience, including work placements, guest speakers and visits. The Health curriculum will be full of industry-specific activities. Students should end their time with us very well prepared to gain employment in the Health Care or Social Care sectors.

Open days for prospective students

Given these points, we are working hard to finalise this offer. We are holding a number of open days for prospective students and parents and expect that as the year goes on, our Health offer will be explained in even more detail. It would be great to see you at one of our events. Register now and don’t miss out on a place.

Link Employers to support the Health Curriculum starting September 2022

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South Central Ambulance Service Logo
Home Instead logo

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Starting in September 2022

Preparation for a Health Career

Health and Social Care is a subject that will enable you to learn the knowledge and skills you need to apply when working in the health care, social care and child care sectors. There are numerous jobs and career paths that you can consider that are within this field. You may choose to become a care worker, social worker, child or adult nurse, community support worker, occupational therapist, nursery practitioner, nursery manager or personal assistant. The course will help you to learn more about the professionals that work in this industry and the impact you can have on individuals’ quality of life.

If you are a caring and compassionate person, you may enjoy studying this course. Health will equip you with academic knowledge on social and interpersonal interactions. It also supports you in communicating effectively with different people, give you greater self and social awareness and skills to work in teams build professional relationships. You will be provided you with opportunities to develop a range of personal skills and attributes, as well as transferable skills like interview techniques. You will learn the skills to support and care for individuals with a variety of needs, acquire report writing skills and gain knowledge about working in the Health and Social Care sector.

Health & Social Care Curriculum

Students who wish to pursue careers in health and social care may choose courses in nursing, midwifery, social work, youth work, care work, ambulance service, health visiting, and nutrition.

By taking these courses, you will gain an understanding of the requirements and challenges of working in a healthcare setting, including building relationships, safeguarding, equality, diversity, and health and safety issues. You will also learn how to develop a person-centred approach to care. There may be opportunities to focus on anatomy and physiology, nutrition, infection control and mental health. You will learn about how to support young people facing challenging circumstances or older people with dementia or mental health conditions. Your projects will link to areas such as public health or therapy services.

Health and social care students will meet practitioners and gain first-hand information about their work. They’ll also look at research and work on live projects and problems. You will learn in well-resourced health environments and participate in relevant work experience with our sponsors, Bucks NHS Trust, and a wide range of other health practitioners.

We hope to give students the option of taking another course, too

 Food & Nutrition or Psychology

Offered for Year 10 students

Applied Science

Offered for Year 12 students

*Information subject to change.