BTEC First Award In Health And Social Care

This qualification provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the health and social care sector. You will explore key themes by researching the life stages and factors affecting the growth and development of individuals, and the role of care workers in promoting beneficial change in an individual’s environment. You will also gain an understanding of the set of care values used within health and social care.




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enquire apply 61222-01 16/04/24 25/06/24 £433

What will I study?

The qualification consists of two mandatory, core units which provide the key underpinning knowledge and skills and cover the following areas:

  • human lifespan development, which explores a set of life skills from infancy to later adulthood – you will identify how factors in a person’s life, such as their level of income, can both affect and promote their life chances health and social care values, which explores care values, such as confidentiality, dignity and respect, and demonstrates how they could be used within health and social care – you will also study the importance of meeting the needs of individual people. You will take two (from six) optional units, which enable you to explore the wider role of the care worker and to apply your knowledge through a practical real-world approach. You will be encouraged to make relevant connections between theory and practice by applying the skills you learn to health and social care related scenarios. The six optional units cover the following areas: *effective communication
  • social influences on health and wellbeing promoting health and wellbeing the impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing *equality and diversity
  • individual rights.

How will I be assessed?

Your knowledge of human lifespan development is assessed through a written paper, which is set and marked by Pearson and features mini case studies. The other areas are assessed through assignments, which are set and marked by the college.

What qualification will I achieve?

BTEC First Award In Health And Social Care

What can I do after completing this course?

After you have finished the course, you may want to go on to further study such as A levels, BTECs or a mixture of both. Alternatively, you might want to find work in the health and social care sector as an apprentice or a trainee.