Health & Social Care

Within the Health and Social Care department at Thomas More, our intention is to fully support and prepare students who want to work within the health and social care sector professionally and academically. Our BTEC level 2 and 3 course in Health and Social Care provides students with the background knowledge and skills needed by all individuals that are considering working with people in a Health and Social care provision capacity. We have a successful history of giving our students the qualifications they need to become successful in jobs in the Health and Social Care sector such as teaching, social work, nursing, midwifery, paramedic science and many more.

BTEC Tech  Level 2 Award in Health and Social Care

  • Component 1 Human Lifespan and development - Internal assessment
  • Component 2 Health and social care values - Internal assessment
  • Component 3 Health and wellbeing - External assessment

Students will be assessed internally every half term in years 9, 10 and 11. Written assignments are set throughout the year and moderated by Pearson. Students will be awarded a PASS, MERIT, DISTINCTION/ DISTINCTION* grade upon complete the external and internal content.

The health and social care sector provides young adults with lifelong professional learning and personal development. The BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification will transform you into a young adult who is prepared for specialising in one of the diverse professions within the sector. The professions include;

  • Nursing
  • Doctor
  • Physiotherapist
  • Social work
  • Occupational therapist
  • Teacher
  • Community development worker
  • Counsellor
  • Youth worker

Enrichment Opportunities

Students value the practical aspect of work experience and they are encouraged to organise a second placement, in their own time, to draw upon and widen their experiences.  Students also benefit greatly from inviting guest speakers into lessons, to give practical, first-hand experience of what it is like to work in various health and social care settings.  Visits to local care homes and universities.

Recommended learning tools or reading

Level 2

  • Student book BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care ISBN: 9781292200927
    Lifespan Development ISBN: 9781292065625

Department Members

  • Ms Hudson – Head of department
  • Ms Karaoba – KS3 subject teacher
  • Ms Schutz – KS4 subject teacher