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.

Year 9

Component 1:

A1 Human growth and development across life stages

Learners will explore different aspects of growth and development across the life stages using the physical, intellectual, emotional and social (PIES) classification.

  • Main life stages:
  • PIES growth and development in the main life stages.

A2 Factors affecting growth and development

Learners will explore the different factors that can affect an individual’s growth and development.

Different factors will impact on different aspects of growth and development.

  • Physical factors,
  • Social and cultural factors,
  • Economic factors.

 B1 Different types of life event

Life events are expected or unexpected events that occur in an individual’s life. Learners will

explore the different events that can impact on people’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development.

  • Physical events, to include:
  • Relationship changes,
  • Life circumstances.

 B2 Coping with change caused by life events

Learners will explore how individuals can adapt or be supported through changes caused by life events. People may react very differently to the same type of event.

  • How individuals adapt to these changes.
  • Sources of support
  • Types of support

A1 Health and social care services

Learners will explore the health and social care services that are available and why individuals

may need to use them.

  • Different health care services and how they meet service user needs
  • Different social care services and how they meet service user needs.

A2 Barriers to accessing services

Learners will explore barriers that can make it difficult to use these services and how these barriers can be overcome.

  • Types of barrier and how they can be overcome by the service providers or users.

B1 Care values

Learners will explore and practise applying the different care values that are key to the delivery of effective health and social care services.

  • Care values.

B2 Reviewing own application of care values

Learners will reflect on own application of care values, including using teacher or service-user feedback.

  • Key aspects of a review:
Enrichment Offer

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.