Welcome to Health & Social Care

The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care has been developed to provide an engaging introduction to the sector for students aged 14-16 years. It has been designed primarily for young people aged 14 to 19 who may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key Stage 4, and who want a vocationally focused introduction to this area of study.

It has been developed to give students the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the health and social care sector. It will also give students a more focused understanding of Health and Social Care and the opportunity to develop a range of personal skills and techniques,that are essential for successful performance in working life.



Key Stage 4

BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Health and Social Care

Human Lifespan Development
Care Values in Health and Social Care
Communication in Health and Social Care
Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing

Health and Social Care is assessed in the following way:


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Head of Department, Mrs J Carr at j.carr@shafton.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.