Health and Social Care

Level 1/Level 2 BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care (Pearson)

Key Subject Documents
Curriculum Intent Progression Mapping
Learning Journey   Assessment Mapping

What Will I Learn?

Component 1 – Human Lifespan and Development (internal assessment* – 30% final grade)

Students investigate how, in real life situations, human development is affected by different factors and that people deal differently with life events. We will study how people grow and develop over the course of their life from infancy to old age. This includes physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and the different factors that influence them. This component takes the form of an assignment.

Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values (internal assessment* – 30% final grade)

Learners will study and practically explore health and social care services and how they meet the needs of real service users. They also develop skills in applying care values. This is an excellent opportunity to explore specific job roles students may be interested in such as nursery nurses, midwives, GPs, physiotherapists.  This component of the course is also assignment based.

Component 3 – Health and Well-being (external assessment** – 40% final grade)

Learners will study the factors that affect health and well-being, learning about physiological and lifestyle indicators and how to design a health and well-being improvement plan. We will look at the factors that can have a positive and negative influence on a person’s health and well-being and how to measure and interpret physiological and lifestyle indicators in order to develop an appropriate plan to improve their health and well-being.

*Internal assessment – assignments set throughout the year after students have been taught the required content.

**Synoptic external assessment – assignment set and assessed by BTEC.  The external assessment takes the form of a set task taken under supervised conditions that is then marked and a grade awarded by Pearson. Students will sit this examination in Summer of Year 11.

What can it lead to?

  • Many of the skills developed through Health and Social Care are relevant to most job areas. For example communication skills, interpersonal skills or problem solving skills are needed in the vast majority of roles. Health and Social Care is all about learning about people and their needs – something that is relevant to us all throughout our lives.
  • Specific job roles in the sector may include Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social work, Teaching, Youth Offending Service, Probation service, Early Years Education and many more.
  • Students may continue in their study of these areas by continuing BTEC Health and Social Care in Sixth Form with the Level 3 BTEC National qualification.


A Level Bridging Course

Any questions or queries please contact Mrs L Palmer