Health & social care
What is BTEC Health & social care?
Health & social care is a term that relates to services that are available from health and social care providers. This subject focuses on understanding the human body, psychological theories on human development, promoting public health and meeting individual care and support needs.
Why study this course?
This course will develop your understanding of the way you can change people’s lives as well as allowing you to progress to further study or employment within a variety of care settings. It will allow you to pursue a career in healthcare, which focuses on helping people who are having problems with their physical/mental health. Also, into careers such as social care where you can help the most vulnerable people in your community.
What can you expect from BTEC Health & social care?
You will be able to explore a diverse range of topics with real life application. You will develop skills and knowledge on how we develop, what illnesses and disease can affect us and how we support those with caring needs. Through engaging class activities, in-depth class discussions and research tasks we will help you develop a deep understanding of the broad range of topics.
How is the course assessed?
Assessment is through five coursework pieces, two external examinations and one controlled assessment over two-year course.
Who is this course for?
If you are interested in developing your understanding of caring roles within society and would like to progress into a caring career, then this is the subject for you.
5 GCSEs at grades 4 – 9, across four separate subjects, to include GCSE Mathematics and/or English/English Language.
"Health and social care has taught me a lot about the role and the importance of the health and social care sector as well as the professionals who work within this sector. I’ve enjoyed health and social care due to the comfortable classroom environment and teachers who are always there to support you with your work and provide advice."
what will I study?AS LEVEL Unit 1 Exam: Quality Care and Communication involves studying the factors affecting the quality of life of individuals. Unit 2 Coursework: Promoting Good Health. You will deliver a health promotion campaign as part of this unit. Unit 4 Coursework: Creative Activities in Care Settings: You will be researching, planning and then implementing an activity with an individual with a physical or learning difficulty. Unit 6 Exam: Common Illnesses, Diseases and Disorders. A2 LEVEL Unit 7 Controlled Assessment: Provision of Health, Social Care and Children’s Service involves students writing up a report under timed conditions. Unit 8 Exam: Human development involves students learning six main psychology theories to explain development. Unit 9 Coursework: Working in Health and Social care involves researching a diverse range of job roles that work in the health, social care and children services. Unit 10 Coursework: Care for older individuals involves researching a range of theories to investigate ageing.
additional activities with this subjectYou will research and develop a healthcare campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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