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Learn about our BTEC HND in Health and Social Care

Our BTEC HND in Health and Social Care is a popular option for students of Oxford College because of issues such as the aging population which means there is a growing necessity for a workforce that has the knowledge and understanding to be able to care for people in society today.

Career Opportunities

The study of Health and Social Care can lead to many different career opportunities some of which may require further study such as Nursing, Dentistry and other careers concerned with becoming a Medical Practitioner but an understanding of health and social care is useful in many areas that employ people.

If you are considering a career in one of the caring professions, changing careers or even facing redundancy then the study of Health and Social Care is essential as it provides you not only with theoretical understanding of the subject but also tackles some of the practical issues that are related to health and social care such as maintaining health and the effectiveness of health prevention campaigns. Upon successful completion of the Course you will have gained 240 UCAS points and this will demonstrate to employers that you are serious about furthering your career in an increasingly restricted job market.

BTEC HND in Health & Social Care

The BTEC HND course provided by Oxford College offers a well designed syllabus that gives a broad study of the issues that can impact upon the health and well-being of people in their everyday lives. Students are introduced to topics such as Disease and Social Models of Health and Well-being that enables you to study the subject from different perspectives thereby gaining valuable critical evaluation skills. Issues such as Public Health and Disease Models, Care Skills and Human Physiology are all topics that are covered in this particular subject area.

Many people choose this Health and Social Care because they are already working in the Care Sector in roles such as Nursing Assistants, Social Work Assistants or Care Assistants and they want to understand more about the theoretical underpinnings of their chosen career or to gain additional qualifications to enable them to progress in what they may have already chosen. Distance Learning courses offer students the opportunity to earn while they learn as students are given the opportunity to complete their online study courses at home in their own time.