Health & Social Care

BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care

Key Stage 4 overview

The BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care has been designed to allow learners to draw on the knowledge and skills acquired from core subjects where relevant. When studying for a ‘BTEC’, learners can use the knowledge and skills from GCSEs generally, giving them the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to everyday and work contexts.

The BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care gives learners the opportunity to build skills that show an aptitude for further learning both in the sector and more widely. The approach is proven to be successful in building skills and motivating learners to engage fully with challenging study. It does not limit progression options because the skills acquired are applicable to a range of post-16 study options. The BTEC Tech Award offers a basis for further study.

The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care is recognised as part of performance measures in the open category of Progress 8. The qualification will focus on developing sector-specific knowledge and technical skills in a practical learning environment The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care will form part of a Key Stage 4 learning programme that enables both academic and vocational progression.

The course consists of 3 components studied over 3 years:

What is assessed? How is it assessed?

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development

  • Controlled assessment
  • 30% of award

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values

  • Controlled assessment
  • 30% of award

Component 3: Health and Wellbeing

  • Externally assessed
  • 40% of award

Details of assessment

This course is a combination of controlled assessment tasks completed in years 10 and 11 in addition to one external examination task completed in year 11.

There are 2 levels of entry. Grades – Pass, merit, distinction, distinction*

A copy of the specification is available to download from the Edexcel website HERE.

Support for students is offered in Intervention and additional sessions held after school and at lunchtimes in Room 14.


How can parents support their child and Sir Thomas Boughey Academy with Health and Social Care?

Engage in conversations with pupils discussing family relationships, life events and Health and Social Care in the media. Promote interest in Health and Social Care services in the local area and promote discussions with pupils on topics being studied in class. Real life situations and experiences will enhance pupils’ learning experiences and promote depth of knowledge and understanding.


Curriculum map

Please CLICK HERE to view the 2018/19 curriculum map for KS4.


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