BTEC Health & Social Care

Key Stage 4 (Years 9 and 10)

What is the content of the Course?

To achieve this qualification you must successfully complete 1 compulsory unit and 2 optional units (which are decided on by your teachers).

Compulsory Units:

Unit 1:   Human Lifespan Development.

Unit 2:   Health & Social Care Values.

Optional Units – 2 chosen from:

Unit 3:   Effective Communication in Health and Social Care Internal.

Unit 4:   Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing Internal.

Unit 5:   Promoting Health and Wellbeing Internal.

Unit 6:   The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing Internal.

Unit 7:   Cultural Diversity in Health and Social Care Internal.

Unit 8:   Individual Rights in Health and Social Care.

What skills will be developed?

BTEC Firsts in Health and Social Care provide a broad, solid foundation for progression to Level 3 and employment in the health and social care sector.

This new suite of BTEC First qualifications will offer learners a wide range of optional specialist units from ‘How the Human Body Works’ to ‘Life Coaching and Personal Training’

Who would this subject suit?

  • Can you imagine yourself working with the general public?
  • Are you interested in a career in occupational therapy or social care?
  • Do you like a challenge?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of the questions above, then maybe you should consider studying BTEC Level 2 Award in Health & Social Care.  Through your studies you will look at a wide variety of subjects relating to all the Health & Social Care.

You will learn about the employment opportunities available, the application and selection process and how you should prepare for them.

What could I do next with this?

Students can progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma course.

The qualification will give you the knowledge, understanding and competency needed when considering entering employment in the health and social care sector.  You will gain a grounding in the essential skills and broad fundamentals crucial to this area of study, giving you the opportunity to build on these afterwards by undertaking another Level 2 qualification, or to progress to a qualification at Level 3, or to enter into your first job within this sector.

Do I need to know anything else?

Homework is set regularly.

You could be asked to do a variety of tasks such as written assignments, research preparation of a presentation etc.

Homework is seen as not only an important opportunity to reinforce what has been learnt in class, but also to assess your understanding.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care (QCF)

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)

Course Description

An introduction to the health and social care sector through applied learning. Supports progression to higher education. Part of a programme of study that includes other vocational or general qualifications.

A broad basis of study for the health and social care sector. This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

Course Outline

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care (QCF)

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care consists of one mandatory unit, one specialist optional unit plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 180 guided learning hours (GLH) or 30 credits for the completed qualification.

Mandatory Units

Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development

Unit 6 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care consists of three mandatory units providing a total of 180 guided learning hours (30 credits) plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 360 guided learning hours (GLH) or 60 credits for the completed qualification.

Mandatory Units

Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development

Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care

Unit 6 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Optional Units (chose one)

Unit 14 Sociological Perspectives

Unit 15 Psychological Perspectives

Unit 16 Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

Unit 18 Physiological Disorders and their Care

Course Assessment

Learners will be awarded a merit or distinction or distinction* qualification grade (or combination of these grades appropriate to the qualification) by the aggregation of points gained through the successful achievement of individual units. The number of points available is dependent on the unit level and grade achieved, and the credit size of the unit

Career Opportunities

Any career associated with medical care, Support Services, Teaching, Social Work, Medical or Educational Research, Health Care Management, Dietetics/Nutrition, Complementary Therapies, Environmental Health.

Progression to University

The qualifications provide progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions.

Entry Requirements

You do not need to have studied Health & Social Care at GCSE level to study for Health & Social Care advanced level courses.  However, if you have done so, it is expected that you would have achieved at least a grade ‘C’.

Head of Department/Lead Co-ordinator:  Mrs J Carlin-Norton; Mrs C Richardson

SMSC

British Values