Health and Social Care

Interested in studying Health and Social Care?

Uniquely, we offer Health and Social Care courses to Year 10, 11 and Sixth Form students in our new, state-of-the-art HSC Suite. Our courses are suitable for students who wish to progress into careers in the Health Care and Social Care sectors, such as: nursing, radiographer, physiotherapist, social work, paramedic, care work, therapist, health and nutrition. We build understanding of the requirements and challenges of working in a range of settings, with a particular focus on communication, building relationships, equality, diversity and health & safety.
Furthermore, students will learn how to develop a ‘person-centred’ approach to care. Our young people have opportunity to complete care certificates that are recognised by employers (such as NHS). We want to inspire them to consider higher education, apprenticeships and careers in our local community.

Curriculum – Health and Social Care

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)

  • Health and Social Care OCR Level 1/Level 2 Cambridge National (equivalent to 1 GCSE)
  • GCSE Sociology
  • GCSE Psychology
Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)
  • T Level Health – Therapy Teams

Health & Social Care

Absolutely, proud of this new Suite. The professional environment and technical equipment enables all our year 10,11 and sixth form Health students in their qualifications.
HSC SUITE Specialism Wednesday

Health and Social Care Facilities

In June 2023 our new Health and Social Care Suite was officially opened by Sir Mike Tomlinson and Rob Butler MP. We are very proud to offer the best HSC facility in any school in the area. It was designed with guidance from partners in the Healthcare, Social Care and Higher Education sectors to ensure that our students get an outstanding learning experience. The professional environment and technical equipment means that students get the chance to apply their learning in realistic practical settings. We also want our young people to feel familiar with facilities and resources once they reach their chosen employment sector.
The main areas in our suite are:
  • Hospital Ward
  •  Reception and Nurse Station
  • Assessment, Triage and Reablement area
  • Home Area, with kitchen, bathroom, lounge and bedroom
medical trolly with drawers and swabs in
Social Care Practical Learning Area at Aylesbury UTC
health student next to hospital bed overseen by nurse. teaching the students
HSC studetns in masks and aprons next to dummy in hospital bed. learning environment at AUTC
Home social care scene with dummy in wheel chair
Social care kitchen learning area at Aylesbury UTC

Our application process is simple, all digital and hassle free

Applications for Sept 2024 are open

Employers supporting Aylesbury UTC

Professional Partners

We work very closely with professional partners, who come from a range of Healthcare, Social Care and Higher Education organisations. Students get the chance to complete employer-set projects, visit our partners on site, receive mentoring, engage in workshops and receive guidance. Organisations that we most commonly work with include Bucks NHS Trust, Home Instead, Freemantle Ltd, South Central Ambulance Service, Bucks County Council and our sponsor university, Buckinghamshire New University.
For more information please visit us by booking onto one of our open events, a ‘meet the principal’ tour or simply by contacting us through the main reception:
Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust logo
Home Instead logo
The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital

Next Open Event On

Registration will be open soon for our next Open Events on 1st February 2024

Who is right for the course?

Obviously, the NHS is crying out for young, gifted, passionate, caring people. Does this sound like you? Are you keen to start your career in a sector that plays such a fundamental role in all of our lives?

In short, our Health specialism course focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. As a result skills of the future workforce will include:

  • Empathy
  • Communication skills
  • Core Science skills

Explore the Career Pathways

There are many different roles in the world of Health, from support roles, Technical roles and professional roles. There are 350 different NHS Careers and everyone makes a difference every day!  You can find out more information about these different careers here.

Be Inspired at Aylesbury UTC We are the NHS then, now and always