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BTEC Health and Social Care

Curriculum Overview

Health and Social Care provides students with the opportunity to acquire key knowledge whilst applying their learning to work related contexts, and to gain the skills they need for further study and employment.

This is achieved through a course structure that allows students to build on and embed their knowledge and to grow in confidence when putting their learning into practice.  

How will I be assessed?

Human Lifespan Development (Component 1) is the first component studied and underpins the learning in Components 2 and 3. Component 1 is internally assessed through the completion of the Pearson Set Assignment (PSAs) and represents 30% of the total course.

Services and Values (Component 2) is delivered second and links closely to Component 1 by building upon the key knowledge and skills previously explored. Component 2 is internally assessed through the completion of the Pearson Set Assignment (PSAs) and represents 30% of the total course.

Health and Wellbeing (Component 3) is studied after the other components. Component 3 is externally assessed and synoptic, so builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired and developed in Components 1 and 2. It represents 40% of the total course.

Important Overview Documents

Curriculum Rationale
Key Learning Steps
Road Map

Modules

Human Lifespan Development

Knowledge Organiser
Personalised Learning Checklist- Understand human growth and development across life stages and the factors that affect it.
Personalised Learning Checklist- Understand how individuals deal with life events.

Health and Social Care Services and Values

Knowledge Organiser
Personalised Learning Checklist- Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them.
Personalised Learning Checklist- Understand the skills, attributes and values required to give care.

Health and Wellbeing

Knowledge Organiser
Personalised Learning Checklist- Factors affecting health and wellbeing
Personalised Learning Checklist- Interpreting health indicators
Personalised Learning Checklist-  Person centred approach to improving health and wellbeing
Practice Questions

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