Health and Social Care

 


BTEC L1/2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care

Health and social care provides an excellent and varied curriculum that gives students access to a wide variety of services including health care, social care and early years sector. The course aims to encourage and inspire students by examining issues that affect the nature and quality of human development. The subject will also help students to:

  • Actively engage and develop as effective and independent learners
  • Develop a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving within the health, social care and early years services

Work that students will undertake
Students will undertake two written assignments and one external examination, within these units students will:

  • Understand human growth and development across life stages and the factors that affect it
  • Investigate how individuals deal with life events
  • Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them
  • Demonstrate care values and review own practice

Qualification structure and how to achieve
To be awarded the Level 1 or Level 2 Tech Award in health and social care, students are required to successfully complete three mandatory components. There is a substantial amount of coursework required for this subject (60% weighting) and one examination (40% weighting). The component involved in the course are:

 Component 1

 Human Lifespan Development

 Component 2

 Health and Social Care Services and Values

 Component 3

 Health and Wellbeing


Progression Pathways
Pupils who achieve the Level 2 Tech Award in health and social care students could progress to level 3 qualifications and A Levels such as:

  • A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects
  • BTEC (2016) Level 3 Extended Diploma in health and social care (3 A levels)
  • BTEC (2016) Level 3 Extended Certificate in health and social care (1 A level)
  • Other level 3 qualifications (including Advanced GCSE) in health and social care related courses
     

BTEC L1/2 Tech Award in Child Development

This course gives students the opportunity to develop applied knowledge and understanding of child development and growth up to the age of five. The course aims to encourage and inspire students to examine how children learn through play as well as focusing on how meeting the needs of individual children will support their development, play and learning. The subject will also help students to:

  • Actively engage and develop as effective and independent learners
  • Develop a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving within the early years sector

Work that students will undertake
Students will undertake two written assignments and one external examination, within these units students will:

  • Examine the characteristics of children’s development from birth up to five years
  • Investigate factors that affect growth and development
  • Understand the importance of play
  • Explore how play promotes children’s learning and development
  • Suggest reasons why children may need support
  • Observe child-friendly environments which support play, learning and development in children from birth to five years old
  • Understand how children to learn and develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially, and adapting activities to support children’s play, learning and development

Qualification structure and how to achieve
To be awarded the Level 1 or Level 2 Tech Award in child development, students are required to successfully complete three mandatory components. There is a substantial amount of coursework required for this subject (60% weighting) and one examination (40% weighting). The component involved in the course are:

 Component 1

 Children’s Growth and Development

 Component 2

 Learning Through Play

 Component 3

 Supporting Children to Play, Learn and Develop


Progression Pathways
Pupils who achieve the Level 2 Tech Award in child development care students could progress to level 3 qualifications and A Levels such as:

  • A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects
  • BTEC (201) Level 3 National in Children’s Care, Learning and Development(3 A levels)
  • BTEC (2016) Level 3 Extended Certificate in health and social care (1 A level)
  • Other level 3 qualifications (including Advanced GCSE) in health and social care related courses.

 

BTEC L3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Health and social care provides an excellent and varied curriculum that gives students access to a wide variety of services including health care, social care and early years sector. In addition to taught lesson, other required learning will include private study, and preparation for assessment such as preparatory reading, revision and independent research. The course aims to encourage and inspire students by examining issues that affect the nature and quality of human development. The subject will also help students to:

  • Actively engage and develop as effective and independent learners
  • Develop a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving within the health, social care and early years services

Work that students will undertake
Students will undertake eight written assignments, one unit surrounding the real work environment and four external examinations, within these units students will be given opportunities to:

  • write up the findings of their own research
  • use case studies to explore complex or unfamiliar situations
  • carry out projects for which they have choice over the direction and outcomes
  • demonstrate practical and technical skills using appropriate workplace values and practices

Qualificationstructure and how to achieve
To be awarded the Level 3 Extended Diploma in health and social care, students are required to successfully complete eight mandatory components and five optional units over a two-year period. The component involved in the course are:

Mandatory

Unit 1

 Human Lifespan Development

Unit 2

 Working in Health and Social Care

Unit 3

 Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

Unit 4

 Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

Unit 5

 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Unit 6

 Work Experience in Health and Social Care

Unit 7

 Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

Unit 8

 Promoting Public Health

Option Group A

Unit 11

 Psychological Perspectives

Unit 14

 Physiological Disorders and their Care

Unit 19

 Nutritional Health

Option Group B

Unit 10

 Sociological Perspectives

Unit 18

 Assessing Children’s Development Support Needs

 

Progression Pathways:
The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses, for example:

  • BSc (Hons) in Nursing
  • BA (Hons) in Social Work
  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) in Speech Therapy
  • BA (Hons) in Health and Social Care