Health & Social Care - BTEC
BTEC Level 1 and 2 Technical Award
Health & Social Care gives students the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of health and social care services. Students develop a range of practical and transferable skills relevant to different areas of the health sector and the basics of caring for others. It provides excellent career opportunities for those who wish to work in the area of Health and Social Care and other careers.
Course content and assessment details
The BTEC in Health & Social Care is equivalent to one GCSE. The work is assessed through teacher assessment of portfolio evidence, and one unit qualification is externally assessed through examination.
The BTEC is awarded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.
The course is made up of two core units:
Component 1: Human Lifespan Development
Students learn about the different stages of development and the changes that occur at each stage. Students look at the positive and negative influences on individuals at different stages in their lives and investigate their differing care needs. This is a coursework unit.
Component 2: Health & Social Care and Values
Students learn about what is good practice in health & social care and what the care values are when dealing with clients. They consider what is meant by a duty of care, non-discriminatory practice and inclusion, as well as how to empower individuals by giving them choice and independence. Students consider the high standards needed when caring for people. They also learn about the different health and social care services available to service users. This is a coursework unit.
Component 3: Health and Wellbeing
Students gain a knowledge and understanding of factors that might have a positive and negative effect on the health and well being of individuals. They also learn about physiological indicators and how to assess and interpret lifestyle data. Students also learn how to create a well being plan to support individuals to care for their health. This is an externally examined unit.
A-Level / Level 3 Health & Social Care which can lead to nursing - adult and child, learning disability, mental health; social work, teaching and work in the caring service industry. The subject offers a wide opportunity for careers in areas of the health services and social services, Sociology and Psychology.
Mrs G Ojekwe-Uche - email@example.com