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Health and Social Care

The department aims to achieve the maximum potential of students studying for a Health and Social Care qualification, teaching in the most innovative and stimulating way possible for students, using a variety of methods to encourage the highest level of student response.

BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care Level 2

About the qualification

The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. 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. 

This qualification builds on and uses the knowledge and skills you are learning in your GCSEs, such as English. It will complement the more theoretical aspects covered by GCSE Biology or GCSE Psychology by allowing you to apply your knowledge and skills practically in a vocational context.

What can the qualification lead to?

About 3 million people work in health and social care. Health care roles include doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, while social care roles include care assistants, occupational therapists, counsellors and administrators. Together, they account for nearly one in ten of all paid jobs in the UK. 

Demand for both health and social care is likely to rise, so they will continue to play a key role in UK society and the demand for people to carry out these vital roles will increase. Study of this sector at Key Stage 4 will complement GCSE study through providing an opportunity for practical application alongside conceptual study. There are also strong opportunities for post-16 progression in this important sector.

Scheme of Work

Year 9 - Human Lifespan Development

Year 10 & 11 - Health and Wellbeing