Health and Social Care

Key Stage 4

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care (QN: 603/0395/5)

Around 3 million people work in health and social care. Health care roles include doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, while social care roles include care assistants, occupational therapists, counsellors and administrators. Together, they account for nearly one in ten of all paid jobs in the UK. Demand for both health and social care is likely to rise, so they will continue to play a key role in UK society and the demand for people to carry out these vital roles will increase.

Study of this sector at Key Stage 4 will complement GCSE study through providing an opportunity for practical application alongside conceptual study. There are also strong opportunities for post-16 progression in this important sector.

Designed specifically for schools, BTEC Tech Awards are brand new Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications for first teaching in September 2017. Complementing GCSEs and providing a first glimpse into a professional sector, these qualifications assess learners through assignments and tasks rather than traditional exams.

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.

Component One – Human Lifespan Development (30% – Internally Assessed)
Learners will investigate how, in real situations, human development is affected by different factors and that people deal differently with life events.
Learning aims
A Understand human growth and development across life stages and the factors that affect it
B Investigate how individuals deal with life events.

Component Two – Health and Social Care Services and Values (30% – Internally Assessed)
Learners study and explore practically, health and social care services and how they meet the needs of real service users. They also develop skills in applying care values.
Learning aims
A Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them
B Demonstrate care values and review own practice.

Component Three – Health and Wellbeing (40% – Externally Assessed)
Learners will study the factors that affect health and wellbeing, learning about physiological and lifestyle indicators, and how to design a health and wellbeing improvement plan.
Assessment objectives
AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors that affect health and wellbeing
AO2 Interpret health indicators
AO3 Design a person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plan
AO4 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to overcome obstacles relating to health and wellbeing improvement plans

Departmental Staff

Mrs. H. Bleasby – Teacher of Health and Social Care

Further Reading

Please find a link below to the course specification