The new BTEC Firsts in Health and Social Care contain 2 forms of assessment:
- Internal Assessment: Teacher-led assessment remains at the heart of the BTEC Level 2 Firsts
- External Assessment: Supporting teacher-led assessment: the right external assessment for health and social care.
External Assessment: how it works
Building on the rigorous assessment standards expected of BTEC qualifications, the new BTEC Level 2 Firsts in Health and Social Care include externally assessed units in all 3 sizes, comprising 25% of total assessment for the Award (120 GLH) and Certificate (240 GLH), 16% for the Extended Certificate (360 GLH) and 12.5% of the total assessment in the Diploma (480 GLH). We’ve designed the external assessment to be appropriate for the sector, reflecting the skills and aptitudes required for each sector.
Externally assessed units in BTEC Level 2 Firsts in Health and Social Care
Equivalent to 1 GCSE size
|Unit 1 - Lifespan Development
x1 hour exam for each unit
Consisting of short and long answer questions, with an opportunity for extended writing within the exam
Equivalent to 2 GCSE sizes
Equivalent to 3 GCSE sizes
Equivalent to 4 GCSE sizes
Unit 1 - Lifespan Development
Unit 9 - Healthy Living
External Assessment - Useful Information