Health and Social Care

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