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

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

Department: Health Studies

Course Overview:  Our suite of health and social care courses are for learners who wish to work in healthcare roles including nursing, midwifery, social work, biomedical, radiology, physiotherapy, art therapy, care work, and nutrition

Our courses can provide you with a life-like experience of the requirements of working in a health care setting. Building upon your passion and interest, learners have access to learn in our simulated health room, whereby you will have an opportunity to practice the skills needed to work in a health and social care environment, this includes developing effective communication skills, problem-solving skills and many more.  Our holistic curriculum develops your skills and attitude so that you will know what it is like to build positive relationships with others, show compassion, empathy, and equality and diversity in a healthcare setting.  We will support you to develop a person-centred approach to care.  

You will focus on anatomy, medical physics, nutrition and biochemistry. You will learn about how to support young people or old people facing challenging circumstances. With an opportunity to work with our NHS sponsors, Guys and St Thomas Trust, your projects will link to areas such as podiatry, dementia and public health.  Gaining first-hand information from practitioners about the work they do and the challenges faced, you too will have an opportunity to participate in relevant work experience in a healthcare setting.  You will also have the opportunity to work towards the Care Certificate, a requirement for all workers in hospital settings.

Duration of qualification: 2 years or 1 year 

Course Entry Requirements: Year 10 & 11 – optional GCSE pathway  16-18 years – 2-4 GCSEs grade 9 – 2

Timetable hours: 2 years 4 hours per week; 1 year 8 hours per week
Assessment method: 1 x 2-hour exam plus practical and written assessments throughout the course.

Qualification:  Level 1 and 2 BTEC Tech Award is equivalent to GCSE grades A to E (grade 2 – 8)
Exam Board: Edexcel Pearson;  https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/btec-tec-awards/health-and-social-care/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/tech-award-HSC-spec.pdf

Course Content

Year 1

Year 2

Courses Available: BTEC

Career Pathways: After completing this course, you may wish to progress onto the Level 3 in health and social care

Transferable Skills: Health Studies graduates develop their communication, problem-solving, people skills and organisation skills.

Suggested reading: BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care Student Book, Publisher: Pearson, Author: Brenda Baker, Colette Burgess, Peter Manning, ISBN: 9781292200927

Enquiries: 

Head of Health Studies, Miss St Hilaire and sheona.st.hilaire@southbank-utc.co.uk

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