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BTEC LEVEL 1/LEVEL 2 TECH AWARD

From Year 9 to Year 11

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care

Component

Number

Component Title GLH Level

How

assessed

1 Human Lifespan Development 36 1/2 Internal
2 Health and Social Care Services and Values 36 1/2 Internal
3 Health and Wellbeing 48 1/2

Synoptic External

The qualification has three components that focus on the assessment of knowledge, skills and practices. These are all essential to developing a basis for progression and therefore learners need to demonstrate attainment across all components in order to achieve the qualification.

The components are strongly interrelated and they are best seen as part of an integrated whole rather than totally distinct study area. Normally, learners will take this qualification over a two-year period or longer. This means that they must be given the opportunity to build their confidence in understanding the sector, vocational contexts and vocational attributes over a long period during the course of study before they are assessed.

Assessment

The qualification consists of three components that give learners the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and understanding of health and social care at Levels 1 and 2.

Post 16

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

360 GLH (480 TQT) Equivalent in size to one A Level. 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external. Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (58%). A broad basis of study for the health and social care sector. This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC

Nationals or A Levels

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care                     720 GLH (960 TQT)

Equivalent in size to two A Levels. 8 units of which 6 are mandatory and 3 are external. Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (46%).

This qualification has been designed to account for two-thirds of a two-year, full-time study programme for learners who are intending to go onto further study in a related sector. It supports

access to a range of higher education courses if taken as part of a programme of study that includes another BTEC or A Level alongside it.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care 1080 GLH (1530 TQT) Equivalent in size to three A Levels. 13 units of which 8 are Mandatory and 4 are external. Mandatory content (72%). External assessment (42%).

This qualification has been designed to be the only qualification in a two-year, full-time study programme; it is an in-depth study of the health and social care sector.

It supports progression to health and social care related degrees.

Unit 1    Human Lifespan Development External Exam

Unit 2    Working in Health and Social Care External Exam

Unit 4    Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care External Exam

Unit 5    Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Unit 6    Work Experience in Health and Social Care

Unit 7    Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

Unit 8    Promoting Public Health

Unit 12  Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs