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Health & Social Care


If you are interested in the care of people in different settings and are keen to learn more about:

  • Health
  • Early Years (Care and Education)
  • Care of Older People
  • Individuals with Specific Needs

then the BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care at Key Stage 4 and the BTEC Level 3 - Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care at Key Stage 5 may be the right choice for you.

KS4 Curriculum

The BTEC Tech Award is designed to provide a specialist work-related qualification that will develop practical skills and provide students with an introduction to the basic knowledge required for employment in the area of Health and Social Care. Students studying Health and Social study the following components:

  1. Human Lifespan Development
  2. Health and Social Care Services and Values
  3. Health and Wellbeing

Students learn how people develop throughout their life, to care for clients in a health and social care setting and how to improve health. This course is assessed on coursework and an externally assessed set task.

KS5 Curriculum

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is designed as a broad basis of study for the Health and Social Care sector. The qualification is designed to support progression to higher education either in a Health and Social Care related field or other field. The course focuses on applying Health and Social Care knowledge to case studies.

  Year 12 Year 13

Human Lifespan Development
Exam (Jan)

Working in Health and Social Care
Exam (Jan)

Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Psychological perspectives

Both of these courses are interesting, informative and rewarding. If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Watts, Subject Tutor, for further information or visit You can find more details on the Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form Pages.


Students in Key Stage 4 and 5 have the opportunity to visit local health and social care environments such as local residential homes, special schools, hospices and nurseries to enhance their learning and to help in the writing of their coursework. External speakers are also invited into school to help develop further students' understanding of the subject.