Health and Social Care

Year 10 & 11 Health and social care BTEC award


• Give learners the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the health and social care sector

• Give learners a more focused understanding of health and social care through the selection of optional specialist units

• Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of personal skills and techniques, through the selection of units that are essential for successful performance in working life

• Give opportunities for learners to achieve a nationally recognised level 1/level 2 health and social care qualification

• Support progression into a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic course or into an apprenticeship.

Topics covered

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values


Set when needed and during all assessment periods


Learning aim A Understand human growth and development across life stages and the factors that affect it

Learning Aim B Investigate how individuals deal with life events.

Component 2

Learning aim A Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them

Learning Aim B Demonstrate care values and review own practice.