St John Plessington Catholic College


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Head of Department:

Mrs D Walker-Cairns 




BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Health & Social Care 

Programme of study

Throughout the course you will learn some of the main values that are used by care practitioners and how they are applied within health, social care and early years settings. You will gain an understanding of the 

factors that can affect growth and development and how to implement a health plan. This BTEC course gives you the background knowledge and will help you to develop the skills to work in the care industry.

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development (Assignment) 

You will learn about the development of individuals through the life stages. You will consider factors such as disease, income and relationships and how they have impacted a celebrity. Further to this, you will 

consider how relationships change following bereavement and understand what support can be accessed and how it affects individuals in different ways. 

Component 2: Health & Social Care Services & Values (Assignment) 

In this unit you will gain an understanding of how care values are applied in health and social care settings, and their importance to work in the sector. You will then apply and demonstrate these values through a 

role-play. Through this activity you will develop skills that will be of use in all careers in the health and social care sector. The values described in this unit may be applied to daily life as well as to a variety of careers 

outside the health and social care sector. 

Component 3: Health & Wellbeing (Exam) 

This is a synoptic component, bringing in new content and revisiting the content from assignments. You will increase your knowledge and understanding of the factors that can affect growth and development. You will consider the health needs of individuals and be able to assess health based on data such as peak flow and BMI. From this, you will be able to suggest improvements to health and create a realistic health plan. 

How is the course structured? 

The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care is run over two years and content is broken down into components. Assignments and the exam are graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. 

How will my work be assessed? 

Human Lifespan and Development is externally assessed. This will be a written examination consisting of a two hour paper. 

The two other components are assessed through assignments. Each of these components is made up of smaller pieces of coursework. In total you will complete 16 assignment based criteria. 

What can these qualifications lead to? 

This course is ideal preparation for progression to more detailed study of Health & Social Care such as an A Level course or a BTEC National qualification (level 3). Taking Health & Social Care further can be useful for a range of jobs such as nursing, midwifery, teaching, mental health practitioners and many more.