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Pearson Health and Social Care Btec Level 2 Tech Award

Aims of the subject:

Through a combination of practical experience and written assignments, this vocational qualifications provide level 2 learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a career in the sector. This qualification provides students with a taste of what the health and social care sector is like, enabling them to make informed choices about their future careers. There is a clear progression route to our sixth form level 3 qualification or an apprenticeship within the health and social care sector.

GCSE Examination Board: Pearson

Assessment Overview:

This course has two internally assessed components, and one that’s externally assessed:

Year What will I learn? Assessment
10 Component 1 Human Lifespan Development

You will study human growth and development across life stages and explore factors that affect the growth and development of an individual. You will investigate different types of life events that occur in individual’s lives and how they cope with changes caused by these life events

Through internally assessed coursework
11 Component 2 Health and Social Care Services and Values

You will examine health and social care services and barriers individuals face in accessing services. You will also research care values used in health and social care.

Component 3 Health and wellbeing

This external component builds on your knowledge, understanding and skills acquired and developed in Components 1 and 2. You will be given a case study and will assess an individual’s health and wellbeing, drawing on your understanding of life events from Component 1. You will design a health and wellbeing improvement plan that draws on their knowledge of services and care values from Component 2.

Through internally assessed coursework.

Through an externally assessed task under supervised conditions

Extra-curricular opportunities

After school coursework catch-up sessions are offered throughout the course.

How you can support your child’s progress

Please be aware that students will always have coursework tasks, all of which are an important element of the course. We would be grateful if you could support your child when completing these and bringing them into school on time for the deadlines.


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