Health & Social Care BTEC Course Content

Year Term 1Term 2Term 3
Year 12Unit 1:
Human lifespan development
- Physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the life stages
- Factors affecting human growth and development
- Effects of ageing
Unit 5:
- Examine principles, values and skills which underpin meeting the care and support needs of individuals
- Examine the ethical issues involved when providing care and support to meet individual needs
Unit 5:
- Investigate the principles behind enabling individuals with care and support needs to overcome challenges
- Investigate the roles of professionals and how they work together to provide the care and support necessary to meet individual needs
Year 13Unit 2:
Working in health and social care
- The roles and responsibilities of people who work in the health and social care sector
- The roles of organisations in the health and social care sector
Unit 2:
Working in health and social care
- Working with people with specific needs in the health and social care sector

Unit 11:
- Examine how psychological perspectives contribute to the understanding of human development and behaviour
Unit 11:
- Examine the contribution of psychological perspectives to the management and treatment of service users’ specific behaviours
- Examine how psychological perspectives are applied in health and social care settings