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Health and Social Care

Qualification: Health and Social Care BTEC Technical Award Level1/Level 2
Exam Board/Specification: Pearson

Is this course right for you?

The Health and Social Care Course will enable you to gain an understanding of the Health and Social Care sectors and the needs of the clients who use them.

The programme is designed to actively engage you in the processes of health and social care and to develop as an effective and independent learner.

This programme is suitable if you have an interest in Health and Social Care. You will be expected to:

  • Take responsibility for your own learning.
  • Be keen and interested enough to work hard.
  • Become more self-reliant and better organised as the course progresses.
  • Develop the skills to be mature and independent at work.
  • Develop a critical and analytical approach and to examine issues which affect the nature and quality of human life, including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues.

What does the course involve?

You will study three components:

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development – worth 30% and is a coursework unit internally assessed.

Component 2:  Health and Social Services and Values - worth 30% and is a coursework unit internally assessed.

Component 3: Health and wellbeing - worth 40% and is an external coursework which is set by and externally marked by the exam board.

What about coursework and external assessments?

You will be required to complete two units of coursework, and one externally assessed piece marked by the exam board.

Progression opportunities (Sixth Form and beyond)

You can progress to a Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification either at John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre or other providers.

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