Health & social care

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.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 4 – 9, across four separate subjects, to include GCSE Mathematics and/or English/English Language.

Subject leader

Asma Ali-Rashid

"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."

Safeerah Begum

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 subject

You will research and develop a healthcare campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


For September 2021


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