BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care

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Pearson BTEC

What will I learn?

The qualification consists of three components that give learners the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and understanding of health and social care at Levels 1 and 2.

The BTEC qualification consists of three separate units:

  Component 1

Human Lifespan Development

  • Assessed internally – 2 pieces of coursework throughout Year 10

  Component 2

Health and Social Care Services and Values

  • Assessed internally – 2 pieces of coursework throughout Year 10

  Component 3

Health and Wellbeing

  • Externally assessed – Examination in Year 10 and 11 (highest mark credited)

Areas of study and assessment components:

    Component 1
Learning Aim

A: Understand human growth and development across life stages and the factors that affect it

B: Investigate how individuals deal with life events.

  • Human Growth and Development across life stages
    • Main life stages
    • PIES growth and development in the main life stages
  • Factors affecting growth and development
  • Physical factors
  • Social and cultural factors
  • Economic factors
  • Different types of life event
    • Physical event
    • Relationship changes
    • Life circumstances
  • Coping with changes caused by life events
    • How individuals adapt
    • Sources of support
    • Types of support

  Component 2
Learning Aim

A: Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them

B: Demonstrate care values and review own practice.

  • Health and social care values - Different health care services and social care services that are available and why individuals may need to use them
  • Barriers to accessing services - Types of barriers and how they can be overcome by the service providers or users
  • Care values - 7 care values
  • Reviewing own application of care values - Key aspects of a review

  Component 3
  • Factors affecting health and well being
  • Physiological indicators
  • Lifestyle indicators
  • Health and well-being improvement plans
  • Obstacles to implementing plans

Students will need to:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors that affect health and wellbeing

Interpret health indicators

Design a person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plan

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to overcome obstacles relating to health and wellbeing improvement plans

Health and Wellbeing (Externally assessed)

Students look at the factors that have a positive or negative influence on a person’s health and wellbeing. They will learn how to use this information to design an appropriate plan for improving an individual’s health and wellbeing, including short and long-term targets. Additionally, students will explore the difficulties an individual may face when trying to make these changes.

  • Students will use a case study to assess an individual’s health and wellbeing, drawing on their understanding of life events from Component 1.
  • Students will create a health and wellbeing improvement plan that draws on knowledge of services and care values from Component 2.

A task worth 60 marks will be completed under supervised conditions for 2 hours.

Study of this sector at Key Stage 4 will complement GCSE study through providing an opportunity for practical application alongside conceptual study. There are also strong opportunities for post-16 progression in this important sector.

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May 2021


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