BTEC Level 2 Health & Social Care

Faculty:  Science

Level: BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health & Social Care

Examination Board  / Website : Edexcel

Assessment Details: 25% External Assessments (Exams), 75% Internal Assessments (Coursework)

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development                                             (Exam in June)

Unit 2:  Health and Social Care Values                                             (Assignments throughout the year)

Unit 6:  The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing          (Assignments throughout the year)

Unit 7:  Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care                    (Assignments throughout the year)

Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course:

  • RESEARCH: Finding relevant information in textbooks and online.
    • ESSAY WRITING SKILLS: Completing assignments in your own words. Including a  list of sources of information in a references section at the end of the assignment.
    • ICT SKILLS: Producing work using word / powerpoint and emailing the teacher completed coursework.

Complementary Subjects:

BTEC Level 2 Travel and Tourism

Pathways – Careers:

  • BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health & Social Care provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for level 2 learners to progress to:
  • level 3 vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals, specifically the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care or the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National in Children’s Play, Learning and Development
  • academic qualifications, such as GCE in Health and Social Care, or Design and Technology: Food Technology
  • employment within the health and social care sector, in junior roles, or as an apprentice.

The course provides good experience for a number of jobs, including:

  • physiotherapists,
  • care assistants
  • doctors,
  • nurses, including midwives
  • social workers,
  • counsellors,
  • psychotherapists,
  • paramedics
  • psychotherapists
  • paramedics


For further information, please contact:

Timothy Butler, Head of Health and Social Care:


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