Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care offers vocational courses at level 2 and level 3.

LEVEL 2 – BTEC Tech Award & OCR Cambridge National

Health and Social Care is assessed through a variety of coursework tasks and a written exam. These coursework tasks could be posters, power point presentations, role plays, reports etc.

The course covers units looking at:-

  • Human lifespan and development
  • Preparing to give quality care.
  • Communicating with service users in care settings.
  • Nutrition for Health and Well Being

LEVEL 3 – BTEC Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care can be studied as a single (1 A Level), double (2 A levels) or triple (3 A levels) subject.

You do not have to have studied Health and Social Care at GCSE.

Health and Social Care is a Vocational course which is assessed on a combination of written exams and coursework completed over the 2 years of the course.

Lessons are a combination of teacher lead and independent study. Lessons may also involve practical tasks that may be undertaken in care settings.

In order to support your study, a work placement is recommended.

The course looks at a range of care settings and the differing needs of service users along with the importance of applying the care values within the health and social care sector.

Units include:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care and support needs
  • Promoting public Health
  • Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

This course qualifies for UCAS points so can support you in your application for university. It can also help prepare you for careers in the industry such as nursing, social care, childhood studies and teaching.