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Learning at West Coventry Academy

Health & Social Care


Qualification: BTEC First Award Level 2          Exam Board: Edexcel

Is BTEC Health & Social Care for you?

This qualification is equal to one GCSE and is based on the theory and practical aspects of working with a wide range of people who need professional care; for example the very young, the disabled, the old and short term care for specific groups.

 The course explores the types of provision available for people needing care and the types of employment available.

You will be taking a lot of personal responsibility for your project work and you will be expected to work to deadlines.

You will also take part in a range of Health related experiences, such as a trip to a Care Provider and a Health and Social Care careers fair.

What Will You Do?


Unit 1- Human Lifespan Development (examined unit)
Unit 2 – Health and Social Care Values
Unit 3 – Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
Unit 8 – Individual Rights in Health and Social Care

This is a practical course where you will interact with professionals in the field and undertake visits to service providers.

You will gain an understanding of human lifespan development and an appreciation of the importance of health and social care values.

Assessment Details:

75% of units will be assessed though a portfolio of work and 25 % through an exam.
(60 mins)

You will be given class time and homework time to work on your portfolios.

Possible Career Options:

  • Health: Nursing, Midwife, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy
  • Early Years: Nursery Nurse, Nursery Teacher, Play worker, Teaching Assistant  
  • Social Care: Social worker, Youth Worker, Care Assistant
  • Any aspect of social work with any age group

Further Education:

  • BTEC Level 3
  • Apprenticeships