Health & Social Care

Head of Department – Miss R Fearne

The Health and Social Care department is a forward-thinking department at St Martin’s School. We offer BTEC Tech Award Level 1/2 to students in Years 10 and 11, and BTEC National Extended Certificate to students in Years 12 and 13. BTEC courses are vocational in their nature making them ideal for students that are considering a career in the Health and Social Care sector.


Examples of careers that students may wish to pursue include nursing, midwifery, counselling, psychology, care work, speech and language therapy and special educational needs teaching.

Students are encouraged to develop industry specific knowledge and skills and apply them to practical situations by completing coursework in the form of written reports as well as undertaking examinations in some units. 

Topics taught include Human Lifespan Development, Health and Social Care Values and Health and wellbeing at Level 2, and Human Lifespan Development, Working in Health and Social Care, Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs and Psychological Perspectives at Level 3.