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Health & Social Care

BTEC Award (Level 2)

Course Content:

The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on three areas, which cover:

  • Skills and processes, such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health, and designing a plan to improve their health and wellbeing.
  • Attitudes, namely the care values that are vitally important in the sector, and the opportunity to practise applying them.
  • Knowledge that underpins the effective use of skills, processes and attitudes, including human growth and development, health and social care services, and factors affecting people’s health and wellbeing.

This qualification builds on and uses the knowledge and skills you are learning in your GCSEs, such as English. It will complement the more theoretical aspects covered by GCSE Biology or GCSE Psychology by allowing you to apply your knowledge and skills practically in a vocational context.

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

  • Component Number 1 – Human Lifespan Development

GLH = 36  /  Level How = 1/2  /  Assessed = Internal

  • Component Number 2 – Health & Social Care Services and Values

GLH = 36 / Level How = 1/2 / Assessed = Internal

  • Component Number 3 – Health & Wellbeing

GLH = 36  /  Level How = 1/2  /  Assessed = Internal

Knowledge and Skills

Study of the qualification as part of Key Stage 4 learning will help learners to make more informed choices for further learning either generally or in this sector. The choices that a learner can make post-16 will depend on their overall level of attainment and their performance in the qualification. Learners who generally achieve at Level 2 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:

  • A Levels as preparation for entry into higher education in a range of subjects
  • Study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in Health and Social Care, which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in aspects of health or social care.

Examination Details:

  • Examination = 40%
  • Portfolio work = 60%

You will have to complete unit assignments so meeting deadlines and excellent attendance is essential. Assignments are graded as L2Pass, L2Merit and L2Distinction, which are equivalent to 4/5, 6/7 and 9*. If you do not meet the L1Pass criteria you will not pass the assignments and therefore the course.

Career Opportunities:

Social Worker, Midwife, Physiotherapist, Counselling, Nurse, Care work, Child Care Assistant, parent adviser and looking after children, nursery nurse, pre-school teacher, Nutritionist, dietician.

Paper Copies

If you require a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information on our website, please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

From our 2019 report

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