BTECHealth and Social Care

Unit Content

Component 1


How do people grow and develop through their lives? How can factors such as lifestyle choices and relationships affect this?

You will study how people grow and develop over the course of their life, from infancy to old age. This includes physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and the different factors that may affect them.

How can an individual’s development can be affected by major life events, such as marriage, parenthood or moving house?

You will learn about how people adapt to these changes, as well as the types and sources of support that can help them.

Component 2


How do health and social care services meet the needs of real service users?
You will study how health and social care providers work to deliver specific care to different groups of people to enable them to function in their day-to-day lives.
How is good health and social care provided?
You will learn the importance of “care values” to people who use or work in health and social care services and how these care values protect people from different sorts of harm.

Component 3


What factors affect health and wellbeing? What are physiological and lifestyle indicators and how do you design a health and wellbeing improvement plan?
You will look at the factors that can have a positive or negative influence on a person’s health and wellbeing. You will learn to interpret physiological and lifestyle indicators and what they mean for someone’s state of health. You will use this information to design an appropriate plan for improving someone’s health and wellbeing, including short- and long-term targets. Additionally, you will explore the difficulties an individual may face when trying to make  these changes.

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“Wise and humane management of the patient is the best safeguard against infection.”

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“No society can legitimately call itself civilized if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means.”

Course details

This course is graded as BTEC Pass to Distinction *
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Health and Social Care

60 % controlled assessment – 4 assignments
40% examination –

2 hours paper

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