Health & Social Care

What will students learn?

Students will cover a wide range of topics that enable them to understand the diversity of the health and social care sector. Topics at key stage 4 include communication, nutrition, human lifespan development and equality and diversity. Topics at key stage 5 include human lifespan development, working in health and social care, anatomy and physiology, sociology, psychology and assessing children’s development support needs.

Level 2 Health and Social Care BTEC 2012

Year 10 and 11

3 units of coursework and 1 exam

  • Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development – Exam
  • Unit 2 – Equality and Diversity – Coursework
  • Unit 3 – Effective Communication – Coursework
  • Unit 6 – Applied Nutrition – Coursework

Level 3 Health and Social Care BTEC 2016

Year 12 and 13

  • Extended Certificate – 1 A Level
  • Diploma – 2 A Levels
  • Extended Diploma – 3 A Levels 100 hours of Work Experience required to complete this qualification
Course Y1 Term 1 Y1 Term 2 Y1 Term 3 Y2 Term 1 Y1 Term 2 Y1 Term 3
Extended Certificate 5 1 1 2 10 10
Diploma 7 8 8 19 19 4
Extended Diploma 9

6

11

6

11

6

3 18 18

 

  • 1 – Human Lifespan Development – Exam
  • 2 – Working in Health and Social Care – Exam
  • 3 – Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • 4 – Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care – Exam
  • 5 – Meeting individual Care and Support Needs
  • 6 – Work Experience in Health and Social Care – Work Experience
  • 7 – Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
  • 8 – Promoting Public Health
  • 9 – Infection Prevention and Control
  • 10 – Sociological Perspectives
  • 11 – Psychological Perspectives
  • 18 – Assessing Children’s Development Support Needs]
  • 19 – Nutritional Health

How will they learn it?

At all key stages students learn through, lectures, investigation and assessment. They develop academic knowledge and practical skills through this course. First aid, infection prevention and control and sign language are just some of the skills students will develop.

Where will it take them?

Health and social care courses open many doors including higher education or into the world of work.