Health and Social Care

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care

 

ASSESSMENT AND CONTENT

The course is made up of three components:

  • Component 1 - Human Lifespan Development • Internally assessed assignments • 30% of the total course
  • Component 2 - Health and Social Care Services and Values • Internally assessed assignments • 30% of the total course.
  • Component 3 - Health and Wellbeing • Externally assessed task • 40% of the total course

The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills. The main focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the:

  • development of key skills that prove your aptitude in health and social care such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health
  • process that underpins effective ways of working in health and social care, such as designing a plan to improve an individual’s health and wellbeing
  • attitudes that are considered most important in health and social care, including the  care values that are vitally important in the sector, and the opportunity to practise applying them 
  • knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as human growth and development, health and social care services, and factors affecting people’s health and wellbeing.

This course can lead onto further study at Level 3 BTEC Health and Social Care.

 

Key Stage 5

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

This is a two Year course which will enable students to progress into the workforce either directly or via study at a higher level. It is equivalent to one A level.

4 units of work will be studied:

  • Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development which is externally assessed through a written examination.
  • Unit 2 Working in health and Social Care which is externally assessed through a written examination
  • Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs which is assessed through an assignment brief and marked internally.
  • The fourth unit is an optional unit which will be chosen in the year of study and again this will be assessed through an assignment brief and marked internally.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care aims to provide an introduction the sector. It is for learners who are interested in learning about the health and social care sector as part of a balanced study programme. It is equivalent in size to one A Level. The qualification supports access to a range of higher education courses possibly, but not exclusively, in health and social care, if taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications. The qualification typically makes up one–third of a study programme.