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Health & Social Care - KS4

The Health and Social Care BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award is a 2 year optional course which is offered at KS4 for Years 10-11. It is ideal for students who are interested in working with people. In addition it offers achievement at Level 1 for students who potentially may not be able to access a Level 2 qualification. The course offers a practical introduction to life and work in the health and social care sector. The qualification, which is 120 GLH, is the same size and level as one GCSE. Comparison GCSE grading; L1Pass = 2, L2M= 3 L2Pass = 4, L2Merit = 5.5 and finally L2Distinction = 8.5

Health and social care is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK with demand for both health and social care employees continuously rising. In 2019/20, the adult social care sector contributed approximately £41.2 billion a year to the UK economy. Social care employees such as care assistants and social workers work with individuals to support them to be as independent as possible in their own homes, in care homes or nursing homes. Healthcare employees, such as doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and physiotherapists, work with individuals to enhance their quality of life by improving their health. Approximately 3 million people are currently employed in the sector. In 2019, it was estimated that by 2035 approximately 2.17 million health and social care job vacancies will need to be filled.

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