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Qualification Name BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care
Exam Board Pearson
Type (e.g. GCSE/BTEC Certificate) BTEC Tech Award
Level (1,2 or both) 1 and 2
GLH (Guided Learning Hours) 120
Course Content Outline

(What Will I study?)

This qualification is for students aged 14-16 who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in health and social care services. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further education.

All students will study three mandatory topics as follows:

  • Component 1 – Human Lifespan and Development
  • Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values
  • Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing
Typical Lesson/Homework Activities.

(How will I study?)

The first component you will study how people grow and develop over the course of their life, from infancy to old age, this includes physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development and the different factors that may affect them. An individual’s development can be affected by major life events, such as marriage, parenthood or moving house and you will learn about how people adapt to these changes, as well as the types and sources of support that can help them.

The second component will give you an understanding of health and social care services and will help you develop skills in applying care values that are common across the sector (some of which are transferable to other sectors that involve interactions with clients or customers). This component will help you to progress to Level 1 or 2 vocational or academic qualifications.

In the third component, you look at the factors that can have a positive or negative influence on a person’s health and wellbeing. You will learn to interpret physiological and lifestyle indicators, and what they mean for someone’s state of health. You will learn how to use this information to design an appropriate plan for improving someone’s health and wellbeing, including short- and long-term targets. Additionally, you will explore the difficulties an individual may face when trying to make these changes.

Homework activities generally focus on research, completing activity booklets and exam questions as well as putting policies into practice.

Success Criteria

(How will I be assessed?)

The BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care has the same value as a GCSE and will take 120 guided learning hours (GLH) to deliver.

The course is assessed in three sections:

Component 1 – Human Lifespan and Development – (Internal assessment 30%)

Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values – (internal assessment 30%)

Component 3 – Health and Well-being – (External assessment 40%)

Succession Paths Post-16

(What can I do with this qualification?)

This subject will be an obvious choice for any student wishing to study health and social care or childcare at college or do apprenticeships of many kinds.  The course will prepare students for further qualifications in, Health and Social Care, Childcare, Psychology, Sociology and Biology.

Exam Specification

Health and Social Care BTEC Tech Award Exam Specification