Health & Social Care
Health and Social Care aims to encourage pupils to identify and develop key skills needed to work in this sector. Pupils find out how humans develop, physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially across the life stages and looks at factors which affect development. The course is ideally suited for pupils who are self motivated and able to work independently to meet deadlines.
The BTEC Level 1 & 2 First Award in Health and Social Care requires pupils to complete four units of work: two are externally assessed - Human Lifespan Development (exam) and Health and Social Care Values (written assignment), and two are internally assessed also by written assignments. The two internal units vary according to pupils needs and interests but may include communication skills, healthy eating or social influences on development. Many pupils continue to study the subject at South Cheshire College where the Level 3 course is offered.