Health & Social Care

Subject

BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care

Head of Faculty

Miss Charlotte Rigby

Contact Email

crigby@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk

Curriculum intent

About 3 million people work in health and social care. Health care roles include doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, while social care roles include care assistants, occupational therapists, counsellors and administrators. Together, they account for nearly one in ten of all paid jobs in the UK. Demand for both health and social care is likely to rise, so they will continue to play a key role in UK society and the demand for people to carry out these vital roles will increase. Study of this sector at Key Stage 4 will complement GCSE study through providing an opportunity for practical application alongside conceptual study. There are also strong opportunities for post-16 progression in this important sector.

Assessment details

Component 1- Human Lifespan development – two x coursework assignments

Component 2 – Care Services and Values – two x coursework assignment

Component 3 – Health and Wellbeing – two hour written examination

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