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Health and Social Care

BTEC Tech Award Level 2 Health and Social Care

Pupils are given a total of three components over two years:

Component 1

Learners will study how people grow and develop over the course of their life, from infancy to old age, this includes physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and the different factors that may affect them. An individual’s development can be affected by major life events, such as marriage, parenthood or moving house, and will learn about how people adapt to these changes as well as the types and sources of support that can help them.

Component 2

Learners will study how providing good health and social care services is very important and a set of ‘care values’ exists to ensure this happens. Care values are important because they enable people who use health and social care services to get the care they need and to be protected from different sorts of harm. This component will give learners an understanding of health and social care services and will help develop their skills in applying care values which are common across the sector (some of which are transferable to other sectors that involve interactions with clients or customers).

Component 3

In this component, learners will look at the factors that can have a positive or negative influence on a person’s health and wellbeing. Learners will learn to interpret physiological and lifestyle indicators and what they mean for someone’s state of health. Learners will learn how to use this information to design an appropriate plan for improving someone’s health and wellbeing, including short- and long-term targets. Additionally, they will explore the difficulties an individual may face when trying to make these changes.