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Health and Social CareH&S careWhat will I learn in this subject?

 This course is ideal preparation for a career in the Health Care and Social profession. Health care roles include doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives and health care assistants. Social care roles include care assistants, occupational therapists, teachers, counsellors and administrative roles. The BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care is designed to provide you with the basic skills, knowledge and understanding of the roles undertaken by professionals within this sector. This course can be used to progress onto more advanced courses at Post 16 or to enter employment and train in Registered Care Homes, Hospitals and Primary Care Trusts, Nursing Homes, and Health Centres.

How will I learn?

You will study 3 components through a combination of taught classes, assessment work and personal study at home. The components include: 1. Human Lifespan Development 2. Health & Social Care Services and Values 3. Health & Wellbeing

What skills will I develop?

The Tech award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical environment.

The main focus is on three areas, which cover:

skills and processes, such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health, and designing a plan to improve their health and wellbeing

attitudes, namely the care values that are vitally important in the sector, and the opportunity to practise applying them

knowledge that underpins the effective use of skills, processes and attitudes, including human growth and development, health and social care services, and factors affecting people’s health and wellbeing.

How will I be assessed?

60 % coursework - Human Lifespan Development and Health & Social Care Services and Values are internally assessed.

40 % exam - Health & Wellbeing is externally assessed.

All Components are assessed and graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction. The Level 2 qualification is then given an overall grade of a Pass, Merit or Distinction which is the equivalent of a GCSE grade 9 - 5. The Level 1 qualification is graded 4 – 1 

What are the learning activities in class?

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

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