BTEC Health and Social Care

Why study this course?

This is a vocational course which means you will learn skills and concepts which are linked to working in the health, social care and early year’s industry.  The qualification is recognised by employers and you can progress onto level 3 courses.

You will learn about how as humans we function and develop over our lifetime, factors effecting development, and how people’s needs are met within health and social care settings.

This is the course for you if you are organised and complete your work in class and at home.

What topics/skills will I learn?

They are:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health and Social Care Services and Values
  • Health and Wellbeing

How will I be assessed?

The course is centre-assessed and one unit is externally assessed.  You will be awarded a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

You will be assessed by a series of assignments and an examination.

Where can this course lead to after Key Stage 4?

As well as this course leading into studying level 3 Health and Social Care /Sociology/Psychology it can lead into any academic or vocational courses.  With further training or study, you can go into careers such as nursing, social work and residential care management.  If you want to get a job straight away you could work and train in:

  • Registered care homes.
  • Hospitals and primary care.
  • Nursing homes.
  • Health centres.

To find out more information:
Contact Mrs A Rochester, Teacher of Health & Social Care