Health and Social Care

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care

At KS4 pupils have the opportunity to study a vocational course in Health and Social Care. The course is assessed by pupils completing 4 units of work. 

Two compulsory units are completed in the first year:
Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development an external assessment through a one hour exam.
Unit 2 Health and Social care Values- internal assessment through an assignment.

In the second year two more optional units are studied, these are internal assessments and again are assessed through assignments.

This course can lead onto further study at Level 3 BTEC Health and Social Care.

Overview of assessment

This unit is internally assessed through an Edexcel-set task to be completed under controlled

conditions.

It will be internally assessed and externally moderated and is marked out of 50.

 

Key Stage 5

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

This is a two Year course which will enable students to progress into the workforce either directly or via study at a higher level. It is equivalent to one A level.

4 unit of work will be studied;

  • Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development which is externally assessed through a written examination.

  • Unit 2 Working in health and Social Care which is externally assessed through a written examination

  • Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs which is assessed through an assignment brief and marked

Internally

  • The fourth unit is an optional unit which will be chosen in the year of study and again this will be assessed through an assignment brief and marked internally.