Mission Statement

Do you want to help change the lives of vulnerable people? Do you want to work in the caring profession?

In Health and Social Care at DCHS we want you to develop a caring nature alongside an understanding of roles and responsibilities within the caring profession. We want you to develop your skills of communication and enquiry, as well as understanding the importance of working in a team.

This subject prepares you for the world of work within health and social care, such as nursing, midwifery, social work or teaching. It is designed to provide you with the skills required to become a confident, knowledgeable and understanding member of the health care profession.

Courses Offered & Unit Work

BTEC Level 2 First Award Health and Social Care (edexcel)

Unit Work

Department Highlights

We ensure that you will participate in a range of activities on the course, such as visits to Hillcrest Care Home in Alnwick, working with Rainbow Day Nursery, and attending Discovery Days at Teesside University.

There have also been visits to Percy Hedley Special Needs School in Newcastle, and Chase Park Rehabilitation Centre in Gateshead, to further understanding and allow students to observe and practice Health and Social Care first hand. 

Staff Contact List

Mrs D Murphy (Head of Faculty)


Mrs R Milburn (Leading Practitioner

Mrs R Makamure

Mrs S Denton