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Health & Social Care

This course will provide you with knowledge and understanding of key Health and Social Care principles such as communication, empowerment, respect, confidentiality, dignity and safeguarding.

Key Stage 4 Options Information

Exam board: Pearson

What is it like to study Health & Social Care?

SAM 6756

Qualification: BTEC Level 2 First Award
Specification: Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award


There will be two internal assessments (component 1 and 2) which will be through assignments, and one eternal assessment which will be in the form of a set task by the exam board (component 3).

Who is the course for?

This course is for students who have an interest in the Health & Social Care Sector and who may consider a career in this industry. You’ll learn essential skills such as customer service and team work, and gain a full understanding of the various career opportunities available in this sector.

What will I do on the course?017 (2)

There are 3 main areas of study:

  • Interpreting data to assess an individual’s health and designing a plan to improve their health and wellbeing
  • The values that are important to the sector and the opportunity to practise apply them
  • Human growth and development, Health & Social Care services and factors affecting people’s health and wellbeing