• In Health and Social Care we learn about a range of jobs and their roles and responsibilities within healthcare. Millions of people come into contact with the NHS every day, and the amazing work they do has become even more apparent during the current pandemic. This task will encourage you to think about the NHS in more detail, your experiences of it and the range of jobs available.

      Task 1 : The NHS in 60 seconds challenge

      In 60 seconds, what can you write about the NHS? You could include a description of what the NHS is and who it helps, list NHS roles, and describe what the NHS means to you.

      Task 2: Name that job

      List as many different jobs within the NHS as you can. Don't forget to think about the non-clinical jobs! You check here to see if you have missed any.

      Task 3: The NHS and you

      Can you share your own experience (or that of a family member or friend’s) of the NHS? What happened? Which NHS service(s) did you/they use? 

    • If you enjoyed the above tasks the NHS, you could take the next step and complete the below activity to really thinking about the different services the NHS provides and why people would need to use them

      Services within the NHS

      Can you fill in the following table and answer the questions for the services provided?

      Name of Service.

      Who can use this service?

      Why do people need to use this service?

      How do you access this service?

      What are the benefits of using this service?

      NHS Website











      Community Pharmacy










      GP Practice










      Dental Practice









      Children and young people’s mental health (CYPMH) service





      NHS 111
















      Emergency Department / Accident and Emergency (A&E)






    • BTEC Health and Social Care can be studied as a 1, 2 or 3 A Level Equivalent at Huddersfield New College. To find out more about studying Health and Social care, please read our full course guide which can be found here.