Castle Manor Academy

NCFE CACHE Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care 

Subject Overview

In this course, students will learn about how people grow and develop and the factors that affect this development. Students will learn about the values of health and social care work and how to empower those people who use the services, as well as how healthy living affects wellbeing. 

Students will learn about effective communication in the sector and how to overcome barriers that may be faced. Students will learn about how socialisation affects people’s wellbeing and how a range of factors affect health and wellbeing. They will also learn about diversity, inclusivity, individual rights, and diverse types of creative and therapeutic activities in various settings, to benefit individuals of different ages and abilities. 

Course Information

Students will study units covering the themes of Patterns of Human Lifespan; Health and Social Care Values, Legislation, Policy and Procedures; Care Needs, Accessing Care and Partnership Working (the holistic approach); and the Care Planning Cycle. Students will participate in delivered lessons and will also be expected to work independently to produce written assignments. 


Assessment is by a combination of an externally set, externally marked exam paper; and externally set, internally marked, externally moderated independent coursework assignment. Both are completed in Year 11. 


Studying Health and Social Care provides students with a good starting point for those interested in a career working within the health and social care sector, which encompasses a wide variety of employment opportunities. Students can progress onto a full range of post-16 learning opportunities from A Level and Vocational Health and Social Care based courses to apprenticeships.  

Health and Social Care is suitable for students who have an interest in the health and care sector, including the social work sector. Careers such as nursing, doctors, radiographers, domiciliary care workers, pathologists, psychologists, midwives, social workers, and healthcare assistants are available after successful study at the appropriate levels.