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Why Study Health & Social Care?

Health and Social Care gives students the underlying knowledge in:

  • Understanding the structures of Health and Social Care
  • The Care Values of Health and Social Care
  • Understanding the health risks that people take and how these can be addresses by health promotion
  • Client Needs and knowledge of how to empower them
  • Barriers affecting individuals accessing services
  • Human relationships, development and growth through all the life stages
  • Social and emotional influences on health and well-being.

 

BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Health & Social Care

Course Content

 Human Lifespan Development        (30% internally assessed)

Human growth and development;

The factors affecting growth and development;

The development of self-concept;

Life changes and sources of support.

Health and Social Care Values and Services (30% internal assessment)

Care needs of individuals;

Types of care services;

The ways of obtaining care services and the barriers to access;

The main work roles and skills of people who provide health, social care and children’s services; the principles of care.

Health and Wellbeing  (40% externally assessed)

What is a healthy person

Factors affecting health and well being

Health and wellbeing improvement plan, which includes targets and recommendations.

 

Opportunities after BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care is an exciting, practical and diverse course which will support all students who wish to have a   career within the field of Health, Social Care and Education

Following successful completion of the BTEC Level 2 students will have opportunities in:

Further Health and Social Care study at Key stage 5.

This course will support students in accessing further studies at college and accessing the world of work. All the skills learnt throughout this course will support students in their  future academic and personal development.

 

BTEC Level 3 in Health & Social Care

Units covered

Students will study a range of subjects including:

Human Growth and Development

Working within Health and Social Care

*both of these units are assessed via formal written examination.

Further units to be studied include:

Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs.

Physiological Disorders

*both of these units are assessed internally via coursework.

Integral to the course will be trips, such as a visit to the Royal Berkshire Hospital and other local health and social care settings, such as pre-school nurseries and schools, residential care centres, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres, pharmacists, day centres for the elderly or people with special needs, hospices for people with terminal illnesses and hostels for the homeless.

 

Why Choose this course?

The course is designed to provide students with a specialist work-related qualification in health and social care, which is recognised by employers and universities. It allows students to develop a wide ranging theoretical education whilst also gaining valuable work experience in this demanding field. An essential part of the course looks at the functions of the body and factors affecting its growth and development.

This is a comprehensive course for individuals wanting to progress into higher education and/or a career in a wide range of professions within the fields of health and social care. It provides a specialist work-related programme of study, equivalent to  one A level.

 

Entry requirements

BTEC in Health and Social Care (Level 2) at Merit or above or GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above.

 

Opportunities after BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care is an exciting, practical and diverse course which will support all students who wish to have a   career within the field of Health, Social Care and Education. This course will support students in accessing further studies at University and accessing the world of work. All the skills learnt throughout this course will support students in their future academic and personal development.

 

Health and Social care will enable students to develop skills in:

  • Team Work
  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Insight into careers within Health and Social Care settings
  • Understanding the needs of others
  • Assessment, Planning and Evaluation
  • Individual academic and personal growth and development

 

 

Any questions regarding this subject should be directed to Mrs Pedder – pedders@crispins.co.uk