Health & Social Care

Overview

The course is designed to provide students with a specialist work-related qualification in health and social care that is recognised by employers and universities. This course allows students to develop a wide-ranging theoretical education whilst also gaining valuable work experience in this
demanding field. Furthermore, an essential part of the course looks at the growth and development of individuals and factors that can affect that. We will also be exploring how individuals with additional needs are supported within a health and social care setting.


Key Staff

Mrs Hume - Head of Department
Mrs B King 
Miss H Butler
Miss I Thompson


Curriculum Intent

Students of Health and Social Care understand professional practice as well as the importance of empathy and compassion for everyone who accesses health services (which is all of us at some point in our lifetime).

Health and Social Care BTEC

Tech Award Level 1 and Level 2


The Tech Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The internal assessment focus on the development of core knowledge and understanding of human growth and development, how people deal with major life events and health and social care services. It encourages the development and application of skills such as practical demonstration of care values, together with the ability to reflect on own performance.

There is one external assessment, Component 3, it provides the main synoptic assessment for the qualification. Component 3 builds directly on Components 1 and 2, and enables learning to be brought together and related to a real-life situation.

Qualification structure:

Component
Number

Component Title

How is it assessed?

1

Human Lifespan Development

Coursework

2

Health and Social Care Services and Values

Coursework

3

Health and Wellbeing

External assessment
February Year 11


Study of the qualification as part of Key Stage 4 learning will help learners to make more informed choices for further learning, either generally or in this sector. The choices that learners can make post-16 will depend on their overall level of attainment and their performance in the qualification.

BTEC Level 3


What is Health and Social Care? As a subject discipline, Health and Social Care (H&SC) combines elements of Public Health, Sociology, Biology, Nutrition, Law and Ethics.

The topics covered in the courses are wide-ranging and interesting including Safeguarding, Research Methods, Communication in Care and Education and Human Lifespan and Development. Within your lessons, you will take part in discussions, role-plays, presentations and independent research. You will also be required to supply a range of written evidence to demonstrate that you have met the necessary criteria. These will include reports, presentations and extended writing. Your teacher will guide you through this process to ensure you get the right support to reach your potential target grade.

Year 10 Curriculum Assessment Plan 

Year 11 Curriculum Assessment Plan

BTEC Extended Certificate

This qualification is equivalent to one A-level and has four units that have a combination of coursework and external assessments. Qualification structure:

Unit Number

Unit Title

How it is assessed?

What year?

Unit 1

Human Lifespan Development

External assessment

Year 12

Unit 2

Working in Health and Social Care

External assessment

Year 13

Unit 5

Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Internal assessment

Year 12

Unit 12

Supporting Individuals with Aditional Needs

Internal assessment

Year 13

Year 12 Curriculum Assessment Plan 

Year 13 Curriculum Assessment Plan 

BTEC Diploma

This qualification is equivalent to two A-level and has eight units that have a combination of coursework and external assessments. Qualification structure:

Unit Number

Unit Title

How it is assessed?

What Year?

Unit 1

Human Lifespan Development

External assessment

Year 12

Unit 2

Working in Health and Social Care

External assessment

Year 12

Unit 4

Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care

External assessment

Year 13

Unit 5

Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Internal assessment

Year 12

Unit 7

Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

Internal assessment

Year 13

Unit 8

Promoting Public Health

Internal assessment

Year 13

Unit 12

Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs

Internal assessment

Year 12

Unit 19

Nutritional Health

Internal assessment

Year 13


Health and Social care learners benefit from opportunities for deep learning where they are able to make connections among units and select areas of interest for detailed study. BTEC Nationals provide a vocational context in which learners can develop the knowledge and skills required for particular degree courses, including:

  • Reading technical texts
  • Effective writing
  • Analytical skills
  • Preparation for assessment methods used in degrees

Health and social care can lead to both employment in the health and social care sector or higher education on a course such as Occupational Therapy, Sociology, Social Science, Mental Health Nursing, Paediatric Nursing and Early Years Teaching with PGCE.

Year 12 Curriculum Assessment Plan

Year 13 Curriculum Assessment Plan



For further information regarding our Social Sciences Curriculum please contact:
Mrs Hume   rachel.hume@edgbarrowschool.co.uk