At KS4 students complete the BTEC level 1/2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care. This is a 3 component course assessed by both coursework and a formal assessment (exam).
Component 1 Human Lifespan Development (coursework) – stages of development and factors that influence people’s lives.
Component 2 Health and Social Care Services and Values (coursework) – services available to meet service user needs and application of the care values.
Component 3 Health and Wellbeing (exam) – health and wellbeing indicators, how to measure health and designing a health and wellbeing improvement plan.
Students take part in a wide variety of activities as part of the qualification and present their work using different formats. The qualification is worth the equivalent of 1 GCSE. Student retention is very high on this course and achievement is excellent. Many students move on to the level 3 Health and Social Care course at Treviglas and have had successful future careers in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Education and as Paramedics.