BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care Level1/Level2
Awarding Organisation: Pearson
This qualification is designed to enable learners to gain a sound theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of working within the Health and Social Care sector. Learners develop their knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. Learners are guided to develop generic key sector skills and knowledge and understanding of specific areas of interest in the sector essential for the modern-day workplace.
The qualification builds on and uses the knowledge and skills learned in GCSEs, such as English. It will complement the more theoretical aspects covered by GCSE Biology, psychology and sociology by allowing you to apply your knowledge and skills practically in a vocational context.
BTEC Techs motivate learners, opens doors to progression into further study and responsibility within the workplace. Learners will be provided with a ‘Learner handbook’ during Induction that will contain further information on the programme including all internally assessed assignment briefs.
The programme is delivered by Miss Henry who has a wide expertise in the sector. Learners may expect to cover interesting topics relating to the real world and develop transferable key skills in the process, including:
❖ Skills and processes, such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health, and designing a plan to improve their health and wellbeing
❖ Attitudes and the underpinning care values important to the sector and the opportunity to practice them
❖ Work as a team, problem solve, become independent learners and personal, learning and thinking skills
❖ Navigate a route through education that has clear progression pathways into post 16, Further Education or an apprenticeship
Learners must complete three units over the duration of the two or three-year programme including three core components:
❖ Component 1: Human Lifespan Development which is assessed by coursework
❖ Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values, which is assessed by coursework
❖ Component 3: Health and Wellbeing which is assessed by an external task set and marked by Pearson, completed under supervised conditions.
This component builds directly on components 1 and 2 and which enables learning to be brought together and related to a real-life situation
Learners are graded an overall Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*at L2. If they do not achieve at level 2 learners may achieve either a L1 Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Key Stage 4
Health and Social Care Curriculum Content
Introduction to the course
Component 1 Human Growth and Development:
Physical development across the lifespan (infancy, childhood, adolescence, early, middle and late adulthood
Intellectual development across the lifespan
Emotional development across the life span
Social development across the lifespan
Dealing with events
Adapting to change
Component 2 Health and social care services and values:
Factors affecting health and wellbeing Learners will explore how factors can affect an individual’s health and wellbeing positively or negatively. This links to, and extends, knowledge and understanding of life events covered in Component 1, but here the focus is on health and wellbeing.
Component 3 Health and wellbeing:
Physiological indicators that are used to measure health: pulse (resting and recovery rate after exercise), blood pressure, peak flow, body mass index (BMI).
Lifestyle indicators Learners will interpret lifestyle data in relation to risks posed to physical health. Interpretation of lifestyle data, specifically risks to physical health associated with: smoking, alcohol consumption, inactive lifestyles.