Huish Sixth

Health & Social Care

Huish Sixth


BTEC National Single Award
This course will appeal to students who enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experiences. You will explore this subject through personal investigation and research and take a keen interest in caring organisations and the clients that they serve. A qualification in this subject would help in pursing a career in the following areas: Nursing, Midwifery, Early Years Workers, Child Care or Child Development, Social Work, Health Care and Health Promotion, Community work and Residential Care. It is also possible to pursue related subjects in Higher Education.

Course Content and Assessment

1. Human Lifespan Development
External Assessment (May/June)
Studies will cover physical, intellectual, emotional
and social development across the human lifespan.
Biological, environmental, societal and financial
factors affecting development, including the effect
of predictable and unpredictable factors, and the
psychological and physical effects of aging.

2. Working in Health & Social Care
External Assessment (May/June)
Studies will give learners a broad overview of the
health and social care sector. The unit will serve as an
introduction to working practices in health and social
care, and how they are influenced by codes of practice
and regulation. The unit covers roles and responsibilities
of people who work in the health and social care sector,
the role of organisations in the sector, and working with
people with specific care and support needs.

3. Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs:
Synoptic Internal Assessment
This unit requires learners to apply learning from
across the qualification to the completion of defined
vocational tasks.

One Additional Unit - Internal Assessment from:
• Sociological Perspectives
• Psychological Perspectives
• Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs
• Physiological Disorders and their Care

Extending Your Experience
Students will be given the opportunity to complete
some work experience or observations in a relevant
field (health, social care or early years education) which
will allow them to gain hands on experience in various
health, social care and early years settings.

Entry Requirements:
The minimum entry requirement for a BTEC
National Award is five Grade C GCSEs.
Where will this Course take me?
University degree in related subject. Careers in
Early Years Teaching, Midwifery, Nursing, Social
Work, Community Care.

Mrs M Thorne

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