Health and Social Care Course Outline

Qualification - BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care Level 1/Level 2

A useful subject for those thinking about jobs and careers in the health and social care professions or other public-facing roles; NHS (nurse, physiotherapist, paramedic), Police, social worker, counsellor, youth worker, personal trainer, fire service, those looking for a different approach to study or ready to try something new.

This course consists of 3 components;

Human Lifespan Development: How do people grow and develop through their lives? How can factors such as lifestyle choices and relationships affect this?

Health & Social Care Services and Values: Learners study and explore practically, health and social care services and how they meet the needs of real service users.

Health and Wellbeing: 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. What does being healthy actually mean?

Skills Required

A good work ethic and determination to succeed, well-organised and able to follow instructions, good research skills and good written English 

Assessment Method

Components 1 and 2 are assessed through internal assessment.

There is one external assessment, Component 3, which provides the main synoptic assessment for the qualification. Component 3 builds directly on Components 1 and 2 and enables learning to be brought together and related to a real-life situation.

Post 16 Opportunities and careers

Many students go on to study health and social care or other social sciences at A level or vocational award. For many students this leads to careers in health care, social care or other related professions.

“nice friendly environment and the teachers help you to understand”

‘Every day your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles!’

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