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Health & Social Care




Ms R Thomas
Teacher of Health and Social Care


Mr C Tweedie
Curriculum Leader of PE and Health and Social Care

Contacting the Team

If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Health and Social Care team by leaving a message with Reception or by emailing our enquiry address.

We aim to respond to phone calls and emails as quickly as possible, and certainly within 48 hours. Please bear in mind that members of staff may have a day of teaching and may not be able to respond to non-urgent matters until the end of the Academy day or the following Academy day.

By telephone:      0121-464 2737 (main school switchboard)
By email:    

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Why study Health and Social Care?

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care is for learners who want to acquire sector-specific applied knowledge through vocational contexts by studying human lifespan development, health and social care services and values, and health and wellbeing as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. Students are academically challenged throughout the curriculum through real-life scenarios aimed to prepare them for working within a Health & Social Care setting. Key skills, qualities and attributes to work in health and social care are a main focus, making links to key legalisation within care settings.

The BTEC Level 2 Health & Social Care course gives opportunities to work independently through assessment work to achieve their full potential. Skills and qualities

Health and Social Care is only available as an option for KS4 and course study starts from Year 10 for 2 years.

Exam board:

Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 Tech award in Health and Social Care

Learning Journey


Course Information

There are currently three components on the BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Health & Social Care

Component 1 - Human Lifespan Development (Coursework 30%)

Within this component students have to understand human growth and development across life stages, the factors that affect this as well as understanding how individuals deal with life events.

Learning Outcomes

  • Exploring different aspects of growth and development across the life stages using PIES
  • Exploring the different factors that can affect an individual’s growth and
  • development.
  • Exploring life events that occur in an individual’s life.
  • Exploring how individuals can adapt or be supported through changes caused by life events.

Component 2 - Health and Social Care Services and Values (Coursework 30%)

Within this component students understand the different types of health & social care services and barriers to accessing them. The second half of the component includes students understanding skills, attributes and values required to give care.

Learning Outcomes

  • Exploring a range of healthcare conditions and how they can be managed through different healthcare settings.
  • Exploring a range of social care needs and how these can be met by the social care services that are available.
  • Exploring barriers that can make it difficult to use these services and suggest how these barriers can be overcome.
  • Exploring skills and attributes that are required when delivering care.
  • Exploring values that are required when planning and delivering care.
  • Exploring the personal obstacles that individuals requiring and receiving care
  • may face.
  • Exploring how skills, attributes and values benefit individuals when receiving care.

Component One & Component Two objective require students to complete 2 pieces of internal assessment (coursework).
Component 3 - Health and Wellbeing (Exam 40%)

Within this exam component students will learn different factors that affect health and wellbeing, how to interpret data and how a person-centred approach leads to improving health and wellbeing

This component is an external exam taken in February (1st attempt) and May (2nd Attempt).

The Exam is only taken in Year 11 after component 1 and 2 have been taught and knowledge gain from coursework can be retrieved.  


Careers Information

Health and Social Care is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK with demand for both health and social care employees continuously rising.

In 2022, there were approximately 1.8 million people employed by in the health & social work services sector In 2023, it was estimated that by 2035 approximately 2.17million health and social care job vacancies will need to be filled.

Study of this sector at Key Stage 4 will complement further studies through providing an opportunity for practical application alongside conceptual study. There are also strong opportunities for post-16 progression (Sixth form/ College/ Apprenticeships) in this important sector.

Enrichment Opportunities

We currently offer students on the Health and Social Care course an Mini first aid course for teens. In the workshop students learn to deal with choking, deal with head injuries, burns, breaks, bleeding, asthma attacks and allergic reactions.  The class is practical, lots of fun and involves lots of activities for the students to enjoy.

Useful Resources

Useful websites


  • Pearson REVISE BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care 2022 Revision Guide: for home learning, 2022 and 2023 assessments and exams Paperback (27 Sept. 2022)
  • Pearson REVISE BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care 2022 Practice Assessments Plus: for home learning, 2022 and 2023 assessments and exams Paperback (27 Sept. 2022)
  • BTEC Tech Award 2022 Health and Social Care Student Book (BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care) Paperback (27 Sept. 2022)

Past paper links

Suggested Reading, TV Programmes and Books for further knowledge.

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