Health & Social Care

Welcome to Health and Social Care

Our students are studying the Pearson BTEC Tech Award Level 1/2 in Health and Social Care (First teaching from September 2022)


Qualification number: 603/7047/6


The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care (603/7047/6) is for learners who want to acquire sector-specific applied knowledge through vocational contexts by studying human lifespan development, health and social care services and values, and health and wellbeing as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. This Tech Award complements the learning in GCSE programmes such as GCSE English. It will complement the more theoretical aspects covered by GCSE Biology or GCSE Psychology by allowing you to apply your knowledge in a vocational context.

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.

What the qualification can lead to:

This qualification can lead to A Levels in a range of relevant subjects or a Level 3 Vocational BTEC qualification in course such as BTEC National Health and Social Care. These pathways help to prepare learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to a higher education by studying a degree in the health or social care sector.

Some of the career opportunities include: Adult and child nursing, Nursery worker, Care worker, Teacher, Counsellor, Health visitor and Social worker.

What the course involves:

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development

  • Human growth and development across life stages
  • Factors affecting growth and development
  • Different types of life events
  • Coping with changed caused by life events

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values

  • Healthcare services
  • Social care services
  • Barriers to accessing services
  • Skills and attributes in health and social care
  • Values in health and social care
  • The obstacles individuals may face when requiring care
  • The benefits to individuals of the skills, attributes and values in health and social care practice

Component 3: Health and Wellbeing

  • Factors affecting health and wellbeing
  • Physiological indicators
  • Lifestyle indicators
  • Person-centred approach
  • Recommendations and actions to improve health and wellbeing
  • Barriers and obstacles to following recommendations

How the course is assessed:

Component 1 Human Lifespan Development

Internal assessment – Students to complete four task-based assignments (learning aim A and B)

Component 2 Health and Social Care Services and Values

Internal assessment – Students to complete five task-based assignments (learning aim A and B)

Component 3 Health and Wellbeing

External assessment – Formal examination. This exam builds on the knowledge gained from component 1 and 2. 

The Health and Social Care team are passionate about their subject and industry. Teachers on the course have a range of experience and subject knowledge within the field in order to support students in becoming successful health and social care practitioners. Through support from the team, students have the opportunity to work with medical models to transfers knowledge and skills developed in lessons.

For further information please contact Mrs Ruth Smith at