Manor Academy

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred

Health and Social care

Course: Health and Social care

Examination Criteria:

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to develop specific knowledge and skills relating to the Health and Social care sector. It consists of three components that gives learners the opportunity to develop a broad knowledge and understanding.

Component one and two are the coursework element which are the Human lifespan development, Health, and Social care Services and Values. Component three is externally assessed and covers Health and well-being. This unit is completed in three hours under supervised conditions.

Grading Structure: Level 1/2

Exam board website: EdEXcel Pearson

Course specification : BTEC Tech award in Health and Social Care 603/0395/5

Progress 8 Slot: Non EBACC option

Head of Faculty: Mrs J Aspery

Course Description

KS4: Option subject

The focus of the course is three specific areas, which cover skills and processes such as interpreting data to assess an individual's health and designing a plan to improve their health and well-being. Attitudes, namely the care values that are vitally important in the sector, a and the opportunity to practise applying them and knowledge that underpins the effective use of skills, processes and attitudes, including human growth and development, health and social care services, and factors affecting people's health and well-being.

Department statement

Health and well-being is important to all people of all ages. Currently Health and Social care jobs account for nearly one in ten of all paid jobs in the UK as we are living longer, demand for both health and social care workers is likely to rise. This course encourages a better understanding of the important of both health care but encourages a greater focus on the well-being of the individual, which is often overlooked.

Careers

A wide variety of careers are available depending on the level of qualification. These include

  • Care assistant
  • Childminder
  • Community healthcare
  • District nurse
  • Education welfare officer
  • GP
  • GP practice manager
  • Learning mentor
  • Mental health nurse
  • Paramedic
  • School nurse
  • Social work

Useful resource links:

www.NHSdirect

www.ROSPA

Extra Curricular:

Learners are encouraged to use the department facilities to complete their coursework

Schemes of work Overview