Health & Social Care
The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care
Who is the qualification for?
The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care (Qualification Number: 603/0395/5), is for learners who want to acquire technical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden the learners experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them.
What does the qualification cover?
The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the:
- Development of key skills that prove your aptitude in health and social care such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health
- Process that underpins effective ways of working in health and social care, such as designing a plan to improve an individual’s health and wellbeing
- Attitudes that are considered most important in health and social care, including the care values that are vitally important in the sector, and the opportunity to practise applying them
- Knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as human growth and development, health and social care services, and factors affecting people’s health and wellbeing.
This Award complements the learning in GCSE programmes such as GCSE English. It will complement the more theoretical aspects covered by GCSE Biology or GCSE Psychology by allowing you to apply your knowledge and skills practically in a vocational context.
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A2 Factors affecting growth and development
B1 Different types of life event
B2 Coping with change caused by life events
A1 Health and social care services
A2 Barriers to accessing services
B1 Care values
B2 Reviewing own application of care values
Learners will explore how factors can affect an individual’s health and wellbeing positively or negatively. This links to, and extends, knowledge and understanding of life events covered in Component 1, but here the focus is on health and wellbeing.
B Interpreting health indicators
B1 Physiological indicators
B2 Lifestyle indicators
Learners will interpret lifestyle data in relation to risks posed to physical health.
C Person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plans
Learners will explore the features of health and wellbeing improvement plans. It links to, and
C2 Obstacles to implementing plans
The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of social enterprise and community service projects throughout the year. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.