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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

  • Thought-provoking and focused on the real world. Great for careers working with people.
  • 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 Exam Unit

- Patterns of human growth and development and the experience of health and wellbeing.

- Factors that can influence human growth, development and human health.

- Some of these are inherited and some are acquired through environmental, social or financial factors during our lifespan.

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs Coursework Unit

- The principles behind providing quality care and support

- Ethical issues that arise when personalising care

- Factors that can impact the professionals who provide the care and support, and the challenges that must be overcome to allow access to good quality care and health services.

- Consider the importance of multi-agency working in providing a package of care and support that meets all the needs of individuals.


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.

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