Head of Child Development: Mrs Garrard


"Work in healthcare includes careers in medical treatment, such as doctors, nurses and healthcare science posts, as well as jobs in allied health professions like dentistry and other support roles. Social care includes careers working with children, young people, adults, families and older adults."

Departmental Overview


There are approximately 3 million people working within health and social care. These roles include doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, occupational therapists, counsellors and healthcare assistants.


Demand for both health and social care is likely to rise, so that job roles will continue to play a key role within society and the demand for people to carry out these roles will increase.


The qualification will give learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge, understanding and skills such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health, care values, human growth and development, health and social care services and factors that affect people’s health and well-being.

Component 1 : Human Lifespan development


Students will study how people grow and develop over the course of their life from infancy to old age, and investigate how individuals deal with life events.


Health & Social Care

Component 2 : Health and Social Care services and values


Students will understand the different types of services and barriers, and demonstrate care values.



Components 1 and 2 are assessed through internal assessment, whereas Component 3 is externally assessed.

Component 3 : Health and Well-being


This is an external assessment which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired in Components 1 and 2. Students will be given a case study and will assess an individual’s health and well-being. Students will then design a health and well-being improvement plan.


The assessment is worth 60 marks, and is conducted under supervised conditions for 3 hours.



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