Health & Social Care

Young people taking their first steps towards a new career need the right blend of technical and academic skills in order to become the highly skilled, work-ready individuals employers and universities look for. BTEC Health and Social care has been designed to help your learners succeed. They have been developed in collaboration with over 5,000 universities, employers and professional bodies with employability at the heart, so your learners can develop the skills and confidence they will need to step into their future

Year 10 and 11 – Level 1/2 Health and Social Care – equivalent to a GCSE

The study of Health and Social Care includes three units, with one examined and the other two coursework. All three units help students to:

  • 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

The unit titles are:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health and Social Care Values
  • Health and Wellbeing (examined)

Year 12 and 13 – Level 3 – equivalent to one A-level

Health and Social Care Extended Certificate

A broad basis of study for the health and social care sector. When taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels, supports progression to Higher Education.

Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development
Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care
Unit 5 – Meeting individual care and support needs
Unit 12 – Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs