Health and Social Care

KS4 Health and Social care information

At South Axholme, students study a BTEC Technical award at Level 2 in Health and Social care. The vocational course allows students to gain the knowledge, understanding and competency required when considering entering into employment in the health, social and child care profession. The course provides the platform to study Health and Social care in Higher education while also providing an insight into the role of health care professionals. Students interested in entering the nursing, midwifery, social care and child focused professions such as nursery nursing and primary school teacher would benefit from the courses content and delivery.

The course is completed over three years with the course specification spilt into 3 synoptic units:

  • Unit 1: Human lifespan and development 
  • Unit 2: Heath and Social care services and values
  • Unit 3: Health and Wellbeing


As the course is completed there is the opportunity to develop multiple study skills and learning independence through research, both in and out of school, group discussions and debates, observational skills of development and extended writing and referencing.

The course is assessed via two methods. Four internal assessed assignments are completed to demonstrate understanding in Units 1 and 2 – these are extended pieces of written work designed to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key aspects of Health and Social care. Unit 3 is assessed in the form of an external exam. Completion of all 5 assessed tasks will result in students being awarded either a pass, merit or Distinction depending on individual outcomes and achievement.

All 5 assessed tasks need to be passed to succeed on the course.