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    Health & Social Care

    Btec Health and Social Care courses are vocational qualifications that enable students to gain knowledge, skills and experience of working within the field of health or social care.

    These courses develop students understanding of how people grow and develop, the laws and frameworks that health and social care professional work within, the rights service users have and how to ensure these rights are met within health and social care. 

    The courses are designed to allow flexible progression routes, moving on to advanced level studies or further training and/or employment. They provide an excellent foundation for those seeking employment in a wide range of careers such as Nursing / Health Visiting, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, childcare, Physiotherapy and Teaching.
     

    key stage 4

    Year 9  Pearson’s Btec  First Award Level 2 in Health and Social Care. 

    10 hours a fortnight over one year.

    This course is equivalent to 1 GCSE.

    Students complete four units in total, these are:

    Compulsory  Units

    • Human lifespan development (external 1 hour exam)
    • Health and social care values (internal)

    Additional Units

    • Effective communication in health and social care (internal)
    • The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing (internal)

    The course is made up of 4 units.  One unit is externally assessed through a 1 hour written exam; the other three units are internally assessed through coursework. 

    When students have completed all the units of the course they will receive an overall grade for their qualification – pass, merit, distinction and distinction*. 
     

    Pearson’s Btec First Award Level 2 in Health and Social Care.  

    • 6 hours fortnight over 2 years.
    • This course is equivalent to 1 GCSE.

    Students complete four units in total, these are:

    Compulsory  Units

    • Human lifespan development (external 1 hour exam)
    • Health and social care values (internal)

    Additional Units

    • Effective communication in health and social care (internal)
    • The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing (internal)

    The course is made up of 4 units.  One unit is externally assessed through a 1 hour written exam; the other three units are internally assessed through coursework. 

    When students have completed all the units of the course they will receive an overall grade for their qualification – pass, merit, distinction and distinction*. 

    LEVEL 2 PROSPECTUS KEY STAGE 4 | PDF
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    Following the successful completion of this course students can progress on to the Level 3 qualification.

    Pearson’s BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. 2 year course. Equivalent in size to three A Levels.   It supports progression to health and social care related degree course at University.

    Students will study 13 units in total, 3 of these will be assessed in form of a written exam which is externally marked.

    STUDENTS WILL STUDY: ASSESSMENT
    Unit 1 Human Lifespan exam
    Unit 2 Working in H&SC exam
    Unit 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care exam
    Unit 4 Enquiries into Current Research in Health & Social Care External project
    Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs coursework
    Unit 6 Work Experience coursework
    Unit 7 Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care coursework
    unit 8 Promoting Public Health coursework
    Unit 10 Sociological perspectives coursework
    Unit 11 Psychological Perspectives coursework
    Unit 12 Supporting Individuals with Additional needs coursework
    Unit 18: Assessing Children’s development coursework
    Unit 19: Nutritional health coursework
     LEVEL 3 PROSPECTUS | PDF