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Health and Social Care

Respect, Aspiration, Determination, Independence.

Health and Social Care

The current delivery of Health and Social Care will be as BTEC Technology award. The content is similar to the GCSE above but the new assessment is outlined below.

Unit 1: Human lifespan and development;

  • Internally assessed
  • 30% of the course.

Unit 2: Health and Social Care services and values;

  • Internally assessed
  • 30% of the course.

Unit 3: Health and Wellbeing;

  • Externally assessed
  • 40% of the course.
  • 1 resit possible.


The aim of this subject is to create understanding, independent, compassionate, confident young people who are prepared to take on a caring role in society. Looking after the needs of all and ready to take on the challenges in any vocation, helping people within the community. It is suitable for those who want a broad background in all health and social care sectors and provides valuable preparation, both for those who want to progress to higher education as well as for those entering the workplace.

The students that have left this course have gone into a range of different vocations but there are many that are working in the health and social sector. They generally go onto study the subject further doing Health and Social Care at BTEC, Public Services at BTEC, be a Nursing Cadet, Apprenticeships or A levels. Students from previous classes are currently at University in training to become Paramedics, Social Workers, Primary school teachers and Staff Nurses.

Students look at:

  • care needs of individuals;
  • types of care services;
  • the ways of obtaining care services and the barriers to access;
  • the main work roles and skills of people who provide health, social care and children's services;
  • the principles of care.

Students will learn about:

  • human growth and development;
  • the factors affecting growth and development;
  • the development of self-concept;
  • life changes and sources of support.


Please see below the Student Handbook For the BTEC Health and Social Care Course.