Getting Ready to study Health and Social Care at College

The ‘Getting Ready’ list below gives you resources and activities you can do to get ready for when your course starts at College in September. We have picked resources and activities you can access online and we have some suggestions of other resources in the ‘Going Further’ section too.

Getting Ready to study Health and Social Care

As a core part of a career in the NHS, the 6Cs continue to be relevant and highlight the skills needed by health and social care workers. It’s vital that the values represented within become part of your day-to-day life as a key worker.

Some staff in health and Social Care also must complete the Care Certificate when starting employment, elements of this will be included in your compulsory work experience.

Use the link to research the standards, by opening the workbooks you can also complete some knowledge areas which will help you prepare for work placement.

The Equality Act 2010 is a very important piece of legislation in health and social care.

Research the legislation, why is it important? What did it replace? What impact does this have for employers, employees and service users/individuals?

Use this link to the Equality and Human Rights Commission website and review the resources there, in particular the PowerPoint slides from lesson 7.

Going Further to study Health and Social Care

Eating a balanced diet could be difficult if you are being cared for by others. Nutrition is studied at all levels in health and social care, so it’s recommended you look into this.

Anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) is another common area of study, to help prepare you for this topic you need to understand the structure and function of the human body. Have a look at this website, pick two body systems and have a go at the quizzes!

To prepare for the academic requirements of the courses, review and read about academic referencing, as it is important to acknowledge the people that originally did the work! We use the Cite Them Right (CTR) Harvard referencing style.