WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Anyone with an interest in people, how human development happens and how our lives are affected by this development. Those with an interest in caring for others and in the health and caring professions, including nursing, midwifery, social work and teaching.
EXAM BOARD, COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT DETAILS
This is a Level 2 BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care that is equivalent to a GCSE and aims to:
• develop your knowledge and understanding of the sector
• gain an appreciation of the importance of care values
• analyse and evaluate your own caring and communication skills
The course has two internally assessed components, and one that’s externally assessed:
Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development (internally assessed assignments 30%)
• explore how individuals develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually over time
• investigate how various factors, events and choices may impact on individuals’ development
• discover how people adapt to life events and cope with making changes.
Unit 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values (internally assessed assignments 30%)
• 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 which ensure people get the care and protection they need.
Unit 3: Health and wellbeing (Externally assessed task based on a brief 40%)
• 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 someone’s health using what you have learned
• create a health and wellbeing improvement plan
• reflect on the potential challenges the person may face
WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO POST 16?
You might continue on to further vocational and academic study at level 2 and level 3, or choose apprenticeships and traineeships. What’s more, the practical transferable skills you master during your studies such as self-reflection, communication, teamwork and problem solving will also support your progress in the present and the future.
FOR WHAT CAREERS WILL THIS COURSE BE USEFUL?
If you are interested in any of the caring professions (nursing, teaching, social work, nursery worker, midwifery, paramedic, physiotherapy and many others), Health and Social Care is a really useful way of developing an understanding of the skills needed.
Contact Mrs Lisa Whitworth for further information: