The Curriculum

BTEC Health and Social Care (Edexcel)

The course will allow the learner the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the sector as well as enhance their research skills.

Single Award

Year 10: Health and Social Care and Early Years. This unit will allow you to look at the complex needs of a service user and the professionals who support the individual. You will get to meet a range of professionals who will help you with this research. This is controlled assessment, which is worth 60% of the overall course.

Year 11: Understanding Human Development. This exam is similar in content to the BTEC external assessment. You will study how people grow and develop from conception to old age. This is worth 40% of the overall course.

Progression routes: This qualification will allow you to follow onto the A-level in Health and Social Care if you gain a merit in each unit. The BTEC will also allow you to enter into a range of childcare courses and careers.

If you are studying the double course, you will need to select Health and Social Care in blocks A and C and you will cover these additional units:

Year 10: Health and Well-being. You will develop a portfolio about a chosen individual, who needs your help and support to improve their health. You will carry out a range of assessments on the individual. This is controlled assessment, which is worth 60% of the overall course.

Year 11: Health and Safety. This exam unit will develop your understanding of how to keep service users safe. This includes effective ways of working and also the laws Health and Social Care providers must follow. You will also obtain a certificate in First Aid as part of this unit. This is worth 40% of the overall course.

Progression routes: Studying the certificate will give you a greater insight into Health and Social Care and will prepare you for the double award at A-level. This course also will prepare you for level BTEC 3 childcare and Health and Social Care courses and careers.

For further information please contact Mrs Lancley