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    Health & Social Care

    BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Health & Social Care

    The Health and Social Care sector employs some of the most talented and brilliant people the country has to offer. The NHS is the main employer and continually needs doctors, nurses, ambulance staff and support staff. There are further opportunities to work for the NHS in social care, in hospitals, educational settings and residential homes.

    A BTEC in Health and Social Care offers a practical and relevant start to a career in the caring professions.

    BTECs in Health and Social Care are recognised and respected by employers, professional institutions and higher education establishments.

    • Students are entered for the Edexcel BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care. This is equivalent to 1 GCSE
    • It is a Level 2 qualification; however, it is graded at Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction*, Level 1 and Unclassified.
    • Students study 4 Units.
    • Three of the units will be assessed through a number of assignments in which students will be awarded with a Level 2 Pass, Merit or Distinction. If Level 2 criteria are not met a Level 1 may be awarded.
    • There is one external examination.

    Staff

    Mrs H. Quinn - Subject Leader

    Mr S. O'Donnell

    Email the department: HealthSocialCareDepartment@uptonhigh.co.uk

    Curriculum

    Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

    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. Students will go on to consider how these factors are interrelated.

    This unit is assessed externally using a paper-based exam marked by Edexcel. The learner will complete a 60-minute examination worth 50 marks. The examination consists of a variety of question types including objective questions, short-answer questions and one extended writing opportunity.

    Unit 2: Health and Social Care Values

    Care values apply to all areas of health and social care work. In this unit students will gain understanding of how these care values are applied in health and social care settings, and their importance to work in the sector.

    Learning in this unit will be assessed through assignments that are set and marked by the tutor in accordance with the grading criteria set by Edexcel.

    Unit 3: Effective Communication in Health & Social Care

    This unit will allow students to investigate the different forms of communication and how they are used effectively in health and social care.

    Learning in this unit will be assessed through assignments that are set and marked by the tutor in accordance with the grading criteria set by Edexcel.

    Unit 5: Promoting Health & Wellbeing

    Health promotion is the area of health that raises awareness and educates people on how to be healthy.

    Learning in this unit will be assessed through assignments that are set and marked by the tutor in accordance with the grading criteria set by Edexcel.