Phoenix Collegiate

Health & Social

Why should you choose Health & Social

If you are interested in helping and caring for people, then the BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care is the course for you.  You will develop skills and knowledge about human growth and development, health and social care services and factors affecting individuals health and well-being.  You will develop attitudes and care values used in this sector and the opportunity to practise applying them. The course also allows you to engage with different professionals in the health and social care sector.


Career Options

This qualification will help you make more informed choices of the range of career options in the health and social care sector such as, nursing, midwifery, doctors, counselling, occupational therapists,  social worker, youth workers, health care assistants, carers for elderly, nursery practitioners and much more. You may also consider progression into A'level or other BTEC Level 3 qualifications.


What else could you get out of Health & Social?

The opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills such as writing,  communication, analysing data, teamworking, evaluative skills and respect for diversity.  These skills are central to dealing  interactions with clients, patients and service users.  You will also develop desirable employability skills that majority of employers want and will also support your progression to Level 3 vocational and academic qualification.


How is the course assessed?

The BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care is made of 3 components.                                               Component 1 Human Lifespan development, Component 2 Health and Social Care Services and Values and  Component 3 Health and Well-being. Component 1 and 2 will be assessed internally through completing coursework with practical elements that promotes deep learning and connecting knowledge and practice.  Component 3 will be assessed by a 2 hour external examination where you will be expected to assess an individual's health and well-being and create a health and improvement plan.


Attitudes to Learning

Determined, self motivated, has excellent time management skills, ability to meet deadlines, willingness to engage/participate positively in lesson, willingness to ask questions and be assertive and most importantly having a caring attitude for others by showing respect.


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