Health and Social Care

BTEC TECH Award in Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care Tech Award is a pathway of vocational learning. It will prepare students for Post 16 alongside the traditional GCSEs. The qualification will broaden the learner’s experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them.

Learners who achieve level 2 at Key Stage 4 might consider a progression pathway to:

  • A levels in a range of subjects
  • Study of a vocational qualification at level 3
  • Apprentice pathway in an area of Health and Social Care

Learners are required to complete and achieve all components included in the qualification.

Component Title Assessed
1 Human Lifespan Development Internal
2 Health and Social Care Services and Values Internal
3 Health and Wellbeing Synoptic external

Component 1

Component in brief: Learners will investigate how, in real situations, human development is affected by different factors and that people deal differently with life events.

Learning aims
A Understand human growth and development across life stages and the factors that affect it
B Investigate how individuals deal with life events.

Component 2

Component in brief: Learners study and practically explore health and social care services and how they meet the needs of real service users. They also develop skills in applying care values.

Learning aims
A Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them
B Demonstrate care values and review own practice.

Component 3

Component in brief: Learners will study the factors that affect health and wellbeing, learning about physiological and lifestyle indicators and how to design a health and wellbeing improvement plan.

Summary of assessment
This external component builds on knowledge, understanding and skills acquired and developed in Components 1 and 2. Learners will be given a case study and will assess an individual’s health and wellbeing, drawing on their understanding of live events from Component 1. They will design a health and wellbeing improvement plan that draws on their knowledge of services and care values from Component 2.

A task worth 60 marks will be completed under supervised conditions. The supervised assessment period is a maximum of three hours and must be arranged in the period timetabled by the exam board.

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