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BTEC in Health & Social CareBtec

Health and Social Care will help you acquire knowledge and understanding of health, early-years care and education, and the care of adults and vulnerable people. We will be looking at a wide range of health and social care provision including: health prevention, health care, general medical and surgical services, therapies, specialist services for adults, children and people with learning difficulties and mental ill health.

Health & Social Care will help you to understand the effects of attitudes and prejudice and the rights and responsibilities of both service users and providers. You will learn about different types of communication and theories relating to these. You will investigate preventative measures and job roles within the health and social care setting and factors that affect health and well being. This course will prepare you for work in the health and social care sector, or for further training or study, including a range of courses at university level

  • Organising your own coursework can be challenging but the subject matter is engaging and enjoyable. It is definitely a rewarding subject.
  • Health and Social Care has been very interesting and an overall good experience in care practise...I would recommend it.

Course Content

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

- Human growth and development through the life stages (including physical, intellectual, emotional and social development)

- Factors affecting human growth and development including the nature/nurture debate, genetic factors, environmental factors, social factors and economic factors

- Major life events that affect development

- The effects of ageing

Exam Unit

Unit 5: Meeting individual care and suppport needs

- Examine principles, values and skills which underpin meeting the care and support needs of individuals

- Examine the ethical issues involved when providing care and support to meet individual needs

- Investigating the principles behind enabling individuals with care and support needs to overcome challenges

- Investigating the role of professionals and how they work together to provide the car and support necessary to meet individual needs

Key Facts

  • Course Level BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Health & Social Care (equivalent to one AS). BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care (equivalent to one A level)
  • Assessment Breakdown The exam units are assessed by a 1.5 hour exam. The coursework units and are assessed at a pass, merit and distinction level.
  • Assessor Edexcel
  • Entry Requirements Minimum 5+ levels 4-9.