This course gives learners the opportunity to study how people grow and develop over the course of their lives, from infancy to old age, and the factors that may affect this, such as major life changing events like marriage or parenthood. Students will learn how people adapt to these changes as well as the types of support available to help them.
Students will also learn about the different health and social care services, and about ‘care values’ and their importance in making sure that the people who use these services get the care they need. Learners will be able to demonstrate these care values practically.
Students will develop skills in interpreting data about someone’s state of health in order to design a plan that will allow them to improve their health and wellbeing.
Component 1: This unit provides students with the opportunity to explore how we grow and develop throughout our lives and to investigate the factors that affect this growth and development.
Component 2: In this unit students will gain an understanding of how care values are applied in health and social care settings, and their importance to work in the sector.
Component 3: This unit will allow students to learn about physiological and lifestyle factors that affect health and wellbeing of individuals.
The new BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care contain two forms of assessment:
This qualification is the same size and level as a GCSE, although it is graded using a pass, merit and distinction system.
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Following Health and Social Care related topics in any medium such as newspapers, television and websites is of value.
Public Health England
Department of Health and Social Care
The King’s Fund
A BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification is offered in the Sixth Form at Bentley Wood, which is the equivalent to 3 A Levels and is a solid progression route into the health and social care professions. There is a wide range of careers/interests for which Health and Social Care is relevant. This would include: