Health and Social Care

GCSE (Double Award)

Provider: Edexcel
Unit Outline: 4 Units of Study over 2 years

  • Unit 1: Understanding Personal Development and Relationships (Exam, 20%)
  • Unit 2: Exploring Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision (Controlled Assessment, 30%)
  • Unit 3: Promoting Health and Wellbeing (Controlled Assessment, 30%)
  • Unit 4: Health, Social Care and Early Years in Practice (Exam, 20%)

Delivery

The delivery of this course is focused on independent research and investigation following teacher guidance and the provision of a variety of learning opportunities including:

  • Sessions with professionals working in the Health and Social Care setting
  • Visits to locations providing health and social care
  • Workshops and sessions with guest speakers
  • Use of a variety of sources of media
  • Completion of interviews and surveys

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BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care

Curriculum Content

Health and Social Care follows a Vocational pathway which allows pupils the opportunity to gain a broader understanding and knowledge of the Health and Social Care sector. It allows pupils to develop a range of personal skills and techniques through a selection of units that are essential for successful performance in working life.

The subject also allows pupils to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care qualification. It can also support progression into a more specialised Level 3 Vocational or Academic course or into an Apprenticeship. The subject of Health and Social Care is made up of 4 units, 3 of which require coursework and 1 involves an externally set and marked exam.

Unit Headings

  • Core Unit: Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development – Externally assessed by a 1-hour examination.
  • Core Unit: Unit 2 Health and Social Care Values – Internally assessed by coursework.
  • Optional Unit: Unit 3 Effective Communication in Health and Social Care – Internally assessed by coursework.
  • Optional Unit: Unit 6 The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Well-being – Internally assessed by coursework.

Unit Content

Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development – in this unit, pupils will:

  • Explore human growth and development across life stages.
  • Investigate factors that affect human growth and development and how they are inter-related.

Unit 2 Health and Social Care Values – in this unit, pupils will:

  • Explore the Care Values that underpin current practice in Health and Social Care.
  • Investigate ways of empowering individuals who use Health and Social Care.

Unit 3 Effective Communication in Health and Social Care – in this unit, pupils will:

  • Investigate different forms of communication.
  • Investigate barriers to communication in Health and Social Care.
  • Communicate effectively in Health and Social Care.

Unit 6 The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Well-being – in this unit, pupils will:

  • Explore the effects of balanced and unbalanced diets on the health and well-being of individuals.
  • Understand the specific nutritional needs and preferences of individuals.
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