Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care is offered for GCSE it is a 2 year course that will cover the development and care of people all the way from birth up to old age.

 

Qualification title: BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care

The course is a UK based vocational course, delivered by the awarding body of BTEC (Edexcel). Students who complete will receive a Level 2 award - this is the equivalent of one GCSE.

 

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification provides the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives a basic introduction to the sector.

It includes the knowledge and understanding of human development and care necessary for working with people in a variety of health and/or social care settings.

 

Where can this qualification take me?

This qualification can take you on to other Level 2 courses that might include placements or work experience, it can also help you to achieve the requirements to go on to Level 3 Health and Social Care qualifications as well as other Level 3 courses at a sixth form or college.

 

Course Content

There are three units in total:

  • 2 x coursework units and
  • 1 x examined unit that is three hours of controlled assessment

Each of the coursework units will be submitted at a date assigned to students by their teacher. This will be marked by the teacher and graded. It is stressed to students that they ensure they complete the lesson tasks to the best of their ability and complete the assignment tasks as they are set.

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development - Coursework unit (30% value)

This unit covers topics such as:

  • What growth and development are and how they differ.
  • How people develop throughout the different life stages.
  • Factors that can influence human growth and development.
  • Life events – both expected and unexpected and how people deal with these life events.

Unit 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values – Coursework unit (30% value)

This unit covers topics such as:

  • Duty of care.
  • Person-centred approach to care delivery.
  • Safeguarding and Confidentiality.
  • Dignity
  • Respect for the individual.
  • The different types of health and social care services.
  • Barriers to accessing these services.

These units are set by the examining body (BTEC Edexcel) and will be assessed internally (by a teacher). They are made up of a range of tasks that will be submitted to complete the unit assignment.

Time will be given in lessons to complete the course work; and students will be expected to complete some of it as homework.

Unit 3: Health and Wellbeing - Examined unit (40% value)

This unit covers topics such as:

  • Knowledge and understanding of factors that affect health and wellbeing.
  • Knowing how to interpret health indicators such as a person’s blood pressure.
  • Designing a health and well-being improvement plan to meet an individual’s needs.
  • Understanding how to overcome barriers relating to implementing improvement plans.

It consists of a 3 hour exam that will be split into 3 separate hour exams. Notes are not permitted during the exam. There is an opportunity to sit this exam twice in Year 11.

Students must achieve a minimum of a Pass grade in this unit to pass the course.

 

Course plan and gradings

 

Level 1 Pass

Level 1 Merit

Level 1 Distinction

Level 2 Pass

Level 2 Merit

Level 2 Distinction

Unit 1

9

15

 

22

29

36

Unit 2

9

15

 

22

29

36

Unit 3

12-17

18-23

24-29

30-35

36-41

42-48

 

This table shows how many points are needed (from all four units) to achieve the different grades:

Grade

Level 1 Pass

Level 1 Merit

Level 1 Distinction

Level 2 Pass

Level 2 Merit

 Level 2 Distinction

Level 2 Distinction*

Points value

30

43

56

69

82

95

108

Eq.GCSE

1.25

2

3

4

5.5

7

8.5

 

 

Students must achieve a minimum of a Pass in all coursework units and a Pass in the exam to pass the course.

Downloads

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Health and Social Care Student Handbook 14th Mar 2018 Download