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Health & Social Care

Block 3, Block 4
Assessment: Internal 60% | External 40%
Head of Faculty: Ms A. Mayfield

This qualification allows students to develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context, engaging students in taking responsibility for their own learning, and develop essential work related skills, such as working to deadlines and presenting information effectively.

This qualification:

  • Is a Level 2 qualification; however it is graded at Unclassified, Level 1 Pass, Level 1 Distinction, Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction*
  • Has 3 units (components)
  • Has an external assessment up to 40% of the qualification. Edexcel sets and marks this assessment
  • Presents knowledge in a work–related context
  • Gives students the opportunity to develop and apply skills in English and Mathematics in naturally occurring, work-related contexts

Students complete two internally assessed units and then a third externally assessed unit to make up the full award:

  • Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development
  • Unit 2 - Health and Social Care Services and Values
  • Unit 3 - Health and Well-being

Progression to Post 16
Having successfully completed the BTEC level 1 or 2 course students could then progress to BTEC Level 3 courses in Post 16.

Ken Stimpson Community School
Staniland Way
PE4 6JT (Sat Nav users: PE4 6WR)