Health & Social Care

Our Year 10 & Year 11 students are studying BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care Level 1/Level 2 (Syllabus Number 603/4780/X).

Components studied are:

  • Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development
  • During Component 1 students will:
  • * explore how individuals develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually over time
  • * investigate how various factors, events and choices impact individuals’ growth and development
  • * discover how people adapt to life events and cope with making changes.
  • Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values
  • During Component 2 students will:
  • learn which health and social care services are available
  • identify why people might need to use these services • discover who’s involved in providing these services
  • explore what might stop people from accessing the services they need
  •  look at the care values in the sector and how to make sure people get the care and protection they need.
  • Component 3 – Health and Well-being
  • During Component 3 students will:
  •  learn what ‘being healthy’ means to different people
  • explore the different factors that might influence health and wellbeing • identify key health indicators and how to interpret them
  • assess an individual’s health using what they’ve learned
  • create a health and wellbeing improvement plan for that person, which includes targets and recommendations of support services available
  •  reflect on the potential challenges the person may face when putting the plan into action.

We follow a scheme of work which is designed by the awarding body, Edexcel, and adapt to individually meet the needs of our students. Each component 1 and 2 are internally assessed and then moderated by BTEC with component 3 being externally moderated with a two hour exam.

A BTEC is a vocational qualification, which means that it has a career focus and is grounded in the world of work. BTEC students study to gain skills and knowledge in their subject area, then put those skills into practice in real-life scenarios.