Health & Social Care BTEC

BTEC Tech Award In Health And Social Care Level 2 Pearsons

About 3 million people work in health and social care in the UK, these include; doctors, nurses, midwives, care assistants, and counsellors. 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. This qualification provides students with the opportunity to gain vocational experience and gain the knowledge, understanding needed when considering entering employment in the health and social care sector.

Students will gain grounding in the essential skills and broad fundamentals crucial to this area of study, giving them the opportunity to build on these afterwards, or to enter into their first job within this sector.

This BTEC level 2 qualification is a practical, work-related course that is equivalent to a GCSE at grades A to C but awarded as a Distinction, Merit or Pass. Students study topics that are based upon realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

There are three main components to the course, which are structured and assessed as follows:

Component 1 Component 2 Component 3

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

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.

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

Internal Assessment – 30% of Final grade (A&B worth 15 % each)

Internal Assessment – 30% of Final grade

(A&B worth 15 % each)

External synoptic – 40% of Final Grade

Health and Social Care Curriculum Overview