Health & Social Care


Mrs E Hearn A Goode
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Exam board: EDEXCEL

Examination Board:  Edexcel/Pearson
Qualification Title:  BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care

This course has been developed to provide an engaging introduction to the health and social care sector.  It aims to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills on which students can build at a later date, through further education or employment.  The course consists of three components:

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development
· Human growth and development across life stages
· Factors affecting growth and development
· Different types of life event
· Coping with change caused by life events

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values
· Health and social care services
· Barriers to accessing services
· Care values
· Reviewing own application of care values

Component 3: Health and Well-being
· Factors affecting health and well-being
· Physiological indicators
· Lifestyle indicators
· Health and well-being improvement plans
· Obstacles to implementing plans

Assessment Pattern
Components 1 and 2 will be internally assessed through a series of coursework.  Students will be expected to work to given deadlines and ensure that all work is presented as stated on the assignment brief.  Component 3 builds on the knowledge and understanding of the previous components and will be assessed externally through an exam type task set by the exam board.  Students will be given a case study and will assess an individual’s health and well-being drawing on their understanding of life events from Component 1.  They will design a health and well-being improvement plan that draws on their knowledge of services and care values from Component 2.

Grades are awarded based on a points system for each component which combine and convert to the following grade classifications:

Level 2 Distinction*
Level 2 Distinction
Level 2 Merit
Level 2 Pass
Level 1 Distinction
Level 1 Merit
Level 1 Pass