BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care
What is the health and social care sector?
About 3 million people in the UK work in health and social care. In healthcare, this includes jobs such as doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and administrators, while social care roles include care assistants, social workers, occupational therapists and counsellors. Demand for both health and social care is likely to continue to rise, so it is sure to continue to play a key role in UK society, and the demand for people to fill these vital jobs will increase.
Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is a Technical Award equivalent in size to one GCSE. It is ideal for you if you are a pre-16 student working at level 1/level 2 and want to include a study of health and social care in your broader Key Stage 4 curriculum. It provides an introduction to some of the key themes within the health and social care sector, enabling you to develop and apply your knowledge in new and practical sector-related contexts, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills.