Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda

Sunday, December 05, 2021

Welcome to the Health and Social Care Department


Subject Leader

  • Mrs Hâf Matthews

Subject Teachers

  • Mrs Sian Windsor


Key Stage 4


The department offers the students an opportunity to follow the BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care. The course is designed to provide specialist work related qualification, which provides a thorough preparation for employment within the Health and Social Care field. The course will focus on:

  • Providing opportunities to acquire skills and knowledge

  • The role of health or social care worker, their relationship with patients and their responsibilities towards patients.

  • Providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes for successful performance in working life

Key Stage 5


We offer the WJEC AS/A Level, the course provides an excellent foundation to further education and careers within the health and social care field. During the year/two years, students will gain the opportunity to:

  • Organise events in order to promote healthier lifestyles

  • Develop a full understanding of the health and social care field

  • Analyse and study the full provision of health and social care services

  • Develop skills to deal with health clients

  • Gain opportunities to develop a range of skills required within the workplace and higher education

  • Develop key skills, namely; communication, application of number, working with others and information technology.

Progression/Career Opportunities


Due to the wide ranging topics covered the course provides an excellent foundation to a career in Nursing, Primary Teaching, Social Services. The course provides excellent progression to Higher Education.



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