Health and Social Care
Year 9/10 H&SC Level 2 BTEC Tech Award
The Tech Award gives your son/daughter the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills of health and social care practices. 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.
Year 11 H&SC Level 2 BTEC Award
The Level 2 First Award provides an engaging, robust and broad-based introduction to the H&SC settings. The qualification is built on 4 core units as follows:
Exploring how we grow and develop throughout our lives and to investigate the factors that affect this growth and development.
Investigating the different forms of communication and how they are used effectively in health and social care, exploring the importance of using clear speech, body language and active listening.
Researching an area of health risk and create materials for a health-promotion activity for a specified target group and investigate the lifestyle choices people make.
Demonstrate the use of care values within health care settings and why they are so important; with reference to empowering individuals.
Year 12/13 H&SC Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate
The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate 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 and is equivalent to one A Level. The main focus is on four areas, which cover:
Unit 1 is externally assessed and covers aspects of human growth and development through the different life stages, focusing on a number of theorists and models to interpret behaviour through the life stages.
Unit 2 is also externally assessed and explore a range of roles and general responsibilities of people who work in health and social care settings focusing on working with people with specific needs, including ill health, learning disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities, and the needs of people who occupy different age categories.
Unit 5 is internally assessed and will explore the use of values and principles of meeting care and support needs and look at some of the ethical issues that arise when personalising care.
Unit 11 is internally assessed and will explore the different psychological perspectives that have been put forward and how these approaches have influenced thinking and practices in meeting and supporting service user needs.
Year 12/13 H&SC Level 3 BTEC Diploma
The BTEC Level 3 Diploma 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 and is equivalent to two A Levels. The main focus is on four areas, which cover:
Unit 4 demonstrates the ability to use different research methods that can be used to gather information and the ethical issues that need to be considered.
Unit 7 explores the professional responsibilities for maintaining safe practice. You will explore the legal duty of care and the importance of legislation, policies and procedures in protecting individuals from harm, upholding their rights and promoting their welfare.
Unit 8 explores how patterns of health and ill health of the population are monitored and how this leads to the development of public health policy.
Unit 14 investigates the signs and symptoms of physiological disorders and how they are investigated and diagnosed. Researching the different types of treatment and support available for individual service users, including surgery, rehabilitation and complementary therapies.