BTEC Health and Social Care

What will I study

In Health and Social Care you will study four units. The units cover the areas of lifespan development, working within health and social care, meeting individual care and support needs and psychological perspectives within health and social care

How will I be assessed

Unit 1 – Human lifespan development

This unit is mandatory and is examined with a written exam which is 1.5 hours in length.

Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care

This unit is mandatory and is examined with a written examination which is 1.5 hours in length.

Unit 5 – Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

This unit is mandatory and is examined with a piece of coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated.

Unit 11 – Psychological Perspectives

This unit is mandatory and is examined with a piece of coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated.

Why study BTEC Health and Social Care

BTEC Health and Social Care gives a wide and depth understanding of working with individuals who have a wide range of different needs, and age ranges. The course gives a detailed view of everyday life and how different individuals access provisions in order to be equal and valuable members of our society. The course also informs students of the range of services available with Health and Social Care, the types of careers which are available, and information about the rules and regulations which apply in different areas of care.

The course consider theories which have developed our understanding of human patterns of behaviour, and how our learning from the things around us mould us into the individuals we become as we progress through our lives.

Entry requirements

Standard Grace Academy 6th Form entry requirements.

It can lead to careers such as:

Health and Social Care careers are increasing in number and offer employment in a large, progressive and ever changing environment. The skills can be transferred into careers within other countries and can support students to prepare for university courses which require extended levels of research, analysis and report writing skills