King George V College


We have built a track record of outstanding learner success in Health and Social Care because the course we offer provides a stepping stone to employment in a range of careers, such as nursing, social work, occupational therapy, support work and paramedic practice, to name just a few. This qualification, equivalent to three A Levels, involves an in-depth study of the health and social care sector as you learn to keep individuals safe and communicate professionally in health and social care settings.

You will grow in confidence to support people with additional needs, find out what working in health and social care is really like, as well as learning about diet and nutrition, sociology, psychology and health promotion.


In the classroom, you will cover topics such as anatomy and physiology, the importance of healthy eating, safeguarding children and adults, First Aid and how to deal with incidents and emergencies. You will plan fundraising and community activities and as a result improve your communication and team working skills.

You will discover what it’s like to work in health and social care, completing work experience placements in a variety of health and social care settings, and will get the chance to meet a range of professionals who will come into college to talk about their work.


After studying the BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, you have so many opportunities within the caring sector. Many of our students go on to universities across the country and apply for courses such as Nursing, Social Work, Midwifery, Paramedic Practice, Radiography, Teaching, Early Childhood Studies and many more.

However, university isn’t the only route our students have taken after leaving KGV; you could go on to an apprenticeship in the caring sector or go straight into employment with all the skills and experience you have developed on the course. In fact, many of our students are offered positions as a result of the extensive work experience that we offer at KGV.

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