BTEC Health and Social Care

This course provides an outstanding introduction to the health and social care sector.

This course provides an outstanding introduction to the health and social care sector.  It is ideal for students who are considering a career in nursing, midwifery, social work, youth work, occupational therapy, care work, counselling or education.  However, it also allows students to develop valuable skills that would be useful in a number of other employment settings.  It could also be part of an excellent preparation for the demands of a university degree.


Course Content

4 components will be studied over the two year BTEC course. Components one and two are assessed externally through examinations. Components three and four are assessed internally through coursework.

Component 1 –  Human Lifespan and Development.

Gain a fascinating insight into physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan, and the factors affecting development and the effects of ageing.

Component 2 – Working in Health and Social Care

Students learn what it is like to work in the health and social care sector, including the roles and responsibilities of workers and organisations.

Component 3 – Meeting Individual care and support needs.

Learners focus on the principles and practicalities that underpin meeting individuals’ care and support needs, which are the foundation of all the care disciplines.

Component 4 – Sociological Factors of Health and Social Care and Its Provision

Exam code QAN 601/7197/2


Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English and Mathematics


Course Contact

Ms V Edgeler

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