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Health & Social Care - BTEC

Level BTEC Level 2 Award
Exam Board Edexcel

Health & Social Care gives students the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of health and social care services. Students develop a range of practical and transferable skills relevant to different areas of the health sector and the basics of caring for others. It provides excellent career opportunities for those who wish to work in the area of Health and Social Care and other careers. 

Course content and assessment details

The BTEC in Health & Social Care is equivalent to 1 GCSE. The work is assessed through teacher assessment of portfolio evidence, and one unit qualification is externally assessed through examination. 

The BTEC is awarded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. 


The course is made up of two core units: 

Human Lifespan Development – Examined Unit

Students learn about the different stages of development and the changes that occur at each stage. Students look at the positive and negative influences on individuals at different stages in their lives and investigate their differing care needs. 

Health & Social Care Values

Students learn about what is good practice in health & social care and what the care values are when dealing with clients. They consider what is meant by a duty of care, non-discriminatory practice and inclusion, as well as how to empower individuals by giving them choice and independence. Students consider the high standards needed when caring for people. 

Portfolio Units: 

Communicating in Health & Social Care

Students learn skills and strategies needed to communicate effectively; different forms of communication and learn about the barriers to effective communication and how to overcome them. 

The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Well-Being

Students gain a knowledge and understanding of diets and their impact on health, they explore the importance of a balanced diet, the effects of diet on health, the dietary needs of individuals and food safety and hygiene standards needs when caring for people.


Post-16 Choices

A-Level / Level 3 Health & Social Care which can lead to nursing - adult and child, learning disability, mental health; social work, teaching and work in the caring service industry. The subject offers a wide opportunity for careers in areas of the health services and social services, Sociology and Psychology.




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