Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.

Health & Social Care

  • Head of Faculty – Mr D Burrows
  • Teacher of Health and Social Care – Mrs S Miller

Curriculum Map

Key Stage 4

BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care
What will I study?
Compulsory Units

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development
In this component, you will study how people grow and develop over the course of their life, from infancy to old age, this includes physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and the different factors that may affect them. An individual’s development can be affected by major life events, such as marriage, parenthood or moving house, and you will learn about how people adapt to these changes as well as the types and sources of support that can help them.
You will develop transferable skills, such as written communication skills, which will support your progression to Level 2 or 3 vocational or academic qualifications.

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values
Providing good health and social care services is very important and a set of ‘care values’ exists to ensure this happens. Care values are important because they enable people who use health and social care services to get the care they need and to be protected from different sorts of harm.
This component will give you an understanding of health and social care services and will help you develop skills in applying care values which are common across the sector (some of which are transferable to other sectors that involve interactions with clients or customers). This component will help you progress to Level 1 or 2 vocational or academic qualifications.

Synoptic Unit
Component 3: Health and Wellbeing
In this component, you look at the factors that can have a positive or negative influence on a person’s health and wellbeing. You will learn to interpret physiological and lifestyle indicators and what they mean for someone’s state of health. You will learn how to use this information to design an appropriate plan for improving someone’s health and wellbeing, including short- and long-term targets. Additionally, you will explore the difficulties an individual may face when trying to make these changes.

Is this subject for me?
If you are interested in a caring profession Health and Social Care is for you. As well as course content you will learn a wide variety of skills which all employers seek.

How will it be assessed?
Components 1 and 2 are internally assessed and moderated by the exam board. Component 3 is externally assessed.

Pathways Progression
This subject leads on to the Level 3 qualification and then into a wide variety of professions in the Health and Social Care sector.


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