Key Stage 4

Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Leve 2 First Award in Health and Social Care (QAN code 60047823)

This qualification provides learners with a taste of what the health and social care sector is like, enabling them to make informed choices about their future career.

These qualifications are intended primarily for learners in the 14–16 age group and are therefore only offered as an option subject for Year 9, 10 and 11.

The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 (NQF) First Award in Health and Social Care includes an externally assessed unit in the core units to introduce externality into vocational programmes of study. This will assist learners as they progress either into higher levels of vocational learning such as BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Diploma, or to academic qualifications such as A Levels.

Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care allows learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards the assessment criteria. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of diverse activities, including assignment and project work, case studies, role play scenarios and presentations.

Year 9

Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (Core Unit – Externally Assessed)
In this unit you will study:
Learning Aim A – explore human growth and development across life stages.
Learning Aim B – investigate factors that affect human growth and development and how they are interrelated.

Unit 3 – Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (Internally Assessed)
In this unit you will study:
Learning Aim A – investigate different forms of communication.
Learning Aim B – investigate barriers to communication in health and social care.
Learning Aim C – communicate effectively in health and social care.

Year 10

Unit 2 – Health and Social Care Values (Core Unit – Internally Assessed)
In this unit you will study:
Learning Aim A – explore the care values that underpin current practice in health and social care.
Learning Aim B – investigate ways of empowering individuals who use health and social care services.

Unit 5 – Promoting Health and Well-being (Internally Assessed)
In this unit you will:
Learning Aim A – explore the purpose, types and benefits of health promotion.
Learning Aim B – investigate how health risks can be addressed through health promotion.

Further reading and information on the curriculum content studied can be found at:
BTEC Health and Social Care

Departmental Staff

Mrs. L. Mescus – Teacher of Health and Social Care