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Health and Social Care

The BTEC Health and Social care course has been developed to provide an engaging introduction to the healthcare sector. It will:

  • Give pupils an opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of health and social care.
  • Give pupils a more focused understanding of health and social care through both compulsory and optional units.
  • Give pupils an opportunity to develop personal skills and techniques.
  • Give opportunities for pupils to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
  • Support progression into a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic course.

What is studied?

Over the year pupils’ will study four units, consisting of 2 compulsory elements:

  • Human Lifespan Development and health and social care values.

And 2 optional elements, either:

  • Effective communication in health and social care
  • Social influences on health and wellbeing
  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing
  • Equality and diversity in health and social care
  • Individual rights in health and social care

What is it worth?

  • 1 x GCSE

How is it assessed?

  • 3 units are assessed internally and one unit will be a short exam.

Department Staff:

  • Subject Teacher: Mrs Keeble