Teacher: Miss Khan
Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care
What does the course entail?
The BTEC Health and Social Care programme is taught by Miss S Khan, and is aimed to support our learners to succeed and progress in their education.
The course has been developed to:
- give learners the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the health and social care sector.
- give learners a more focused understanding of health and social care through the selection of optional specialist units.
- give learners the opportunity to develop a range of personal skills and techniques, through the selection of units that are essential for successful performance in working life.
- give opportunities for learners to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification.
- support progression into a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic course or into an apprenticeship.
How are students assessed?
The specification for this programme requires students to complete four units:
Unit 1 (25% of the total qualification) provides a solid foundation in human lifespan development. This is a core unit and will be externally assessed. (30 Guided Learning Hours)
Unit 2 will enable students to gain an appreciation of the importance of health and social care values in the sector. This is a core unit and will be internally assessed. (30 Guided Learning Hours)
Students will then choose any two others from the optional units to reach a total of 120 Guided Learning Hours.
A range of optional specialist units are available, to accommodate a wide range of learners’ needs and interests, from Unit 5: Promoting Health and Wellbeing to Unit 8: Individual Rights in Health and Social Care.
What could the course lead to?
On successful completion of the BTEC First Certificate students may progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or other BTEC Level 3 course, or alternatively an apprenticeship or training position. This course could, thereafter, lead to careers such as:
- Nursing · Social Work · Mental Health · Therapy
- Childcare · Support Work · Health Care
- Youth and Community Work