Year 11: BTEC Health and Social Care

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development (Internal Assessment 30%)

Learners will investigate how, in real situations, human development is affected by different factors and that people deal differently with life events.

Learning Aims

Understand human growth and development across life stages and the factors that affect it

Investigate how individuals deal with life events.

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values (Internal Assessment 30%)

Learners study and explore practically, health and social care services and how they meet the needs of real service users. They also develop skills in applying care values.

Learning Aims

Understand the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them

Demonstrate care values and review own practice.

Component 3: Health and Wellbeing (External Assessment 40%)

Learners will study the factors that affect health and wellbeing, learning about physiological and lifestyle indicators, and how to design a health and wellbeing improvement plan.

Assessment Objectives

AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of factors that affect health and wellbeing

AO2 Interpret health indicators

AO3 Design a person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plan

AO4 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to overcome obstacles relating to health and wellbeing improvement plans

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Years 9 & 10: OCR Cambridge National Health & Social Care


R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings (External Examination)

Students learn about the rights of individuals and the values of care required when working in a health, social care or early years environment. Through role play and case studies they gain understanding of how to apply these values so that individuals’ dignity is maintained.

R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings (Internal Controlled Assessment)

Students explore different types of communication. They learn about the importance of effective communication to connect with individuals using care services, and they develop their understanding of how the way they communicate impacts on an individual’s care.


R025: Understanding life stages (Internal Controlled Assessment)

Students investigate the main changes that occur during each stage of life and how they may affect the care requirements of individuals. They apply the knowledge they have gained to develop appropriate support plans for individuals at different stages of life.

R031: Using basic first aid procedures (Internal Controlled Assessment)

Students find out about basic first aid procedures that might be required in a health or social care setting*, including how to carry out basic first aid on adults. They learn how to assess the scene of an accident for further risks and what information they need to communicate when contacting the emergency services.


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