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BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care.

Curriculum Leader

Mrs S Wynne

Curriculum Intent statement

Studying Health and Social Care will build confidence and encourage students to achieve their potential academically, in life and in the working world. This course prepares students with the independent study skills required for further and higher education. Studying in a vocational context will broaden horizons and open career opportunities in one of the largest employment sectors in the U.K. Applying the health and social care values will enable the development of skills to contribute effectively to future relationships and within the community. This course provides a great starting point for academic and vocational study as well as preparing students for future employment. Our intent is to provide a dynamic, knowledge rich key stage 4 and 5 option whilst at the same time developing transferable employability skills to prepare students for any chosen route. The study of care values at the heart of health and social care services supports our students in the development of skills so that they can succeed as educated citizens and contribute to society in a positive way. These include empowerment, independence, respect, tolerance, preserving dignity, communicating effectively, safeguarding effectively and promoting anti-discrimination. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin study of the health and social care sector, this qualification gives learners experience of the breadth and depth that will prepare them for further study in the sector. This includes the opportunity for learners to choose a health studies pathway with options reflecting the progression opportunities in health care.

Curriculum Plan

Curriculum Plan

Curriculum Overview

GCSE Specification 

A-Level Specification

Revision Guides

N/A

Higher level Scheme of work

 

Year 10 SOW

Year 11 SOW

Year 12 and 13

Students will study a combination of the following units dependent on course size and student preference:

Unit 1       Unit 2        Unit 3         Unit 4

                          Unit 5       Unit 6       Unit 7          Unit 8

The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care is recognised as part of performance measures in the open category of Progress 8. The qualification will focus on developing sector-specific knowledge and technical skills in a practical learning environment The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care will form part of a Key Stage 4 learning programme that enables both academic and vocational progression. 

The course consists of 3 components studied over 3 years: 

What is assessed? How is it assessed? 

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development 

  • Controlled assessment 
  • 30% of award 

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values 

  • Controlled assessment 
  • 30% of award 

Component 3: Health and Wellbeing 

  • Externally assessed 
  • 40% of award 

Details of assessment 

This course is a combination of controlled assessment tasks completed in years 10 and 11 in addition to one external examination task completed in year 11. 

Qualification Grades – Pass, merit, distinction, distinction* the GCSE equivalent grades are are follows  Grade 4, Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grades 8/9. 

How can parents support their child with Health and Social Care? 

Engage in conversations with pupils discussing family relationships, life events and Health and Social Care in the media. Promote interest in Health and Social Care services in the local area and promote discussions with pupils on topics being studied in class. Real life situations and experiences will enhance pupils’ learning experiences and promote depth of knowledge and understanding. 

 Careers in Health and Social Care.