Health & Social Care

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Years 9, 10 &11

BTEC Health and Social Care encourages students to understand aspects of personal development and the health and social care sectors through investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organisations. They will examine issues, which affect the nature and quality of human life including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues.

Students are encouraged to develop themselves as independent learners and actively engage in the process of analysing a range of health care sectors. Students are introduced and develop an awareness of the influences on an individual’s health and wellbeing and an understanding of the importance of motivation and support when improving health.

This course is suitable for learners who want a vocationally focused introduction to the vast area of study, as they will have the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the health and social care sector as a whole.

This course has progression into a more specialised level 3 vocational into an apprenticeship or apprenticeship-degree for those wishing to pursue a career in this wide-ranging sector.

Programme of Study

The course comprises of one written external exam and three internally assessed units, broken down into unit assignments.

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development (External Exam)

Unit 2: Health and Social Values (Compulsory Unit)

Unit 3: Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

Unit 6: The Importance of Nutrition on Health and Well-being

Assessment

25% external exam

75% internal, written unit assignments

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Year 12

Health & Social Care will develop your interest in health, social care and issues affecting the care sector.

 Programme of Study

 New BTEC Specification – Year 1 – Certificate in Health and Social Care

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development – How humans develop through the life stages and the factors that affect how development takes place. How humans learn and what impacts their health. Promoting holistic approaches to health, wellbeing and development. (External written exam)

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs – Investigate how the needs of individuals are assessed and met within health and social care. Identify the principles and practicalities that are the foundation of all care disciplines. Reflect on the different methods used by professionals working together in a multi-agency team to provide a package of care and support that meets individuals’ needs. (Internally marked unit assignments)

Assessment

50% external exam

50% internal, written unit assignments

Year 13

Health & Social Care will develop your interest in health, social care and issues affecting the care sector.

 Programme of Study

 QCF BTEC Specification – Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care

 Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

Investigate legislation, policies and procedures that make up Health and Safety regulation in the UK. Students carry out risk assessments in real-life situations and within case-studies. Using scenarios, they identify the correct policy and procedure to use within a health and social care setting.

Unit 7: Sociological Perspectives in Health and Social Care

Unit 8: Psychological Perspectives in Health and Social Care

Investigation into sociological and psychological perspectives and how they apply to health and social care settings and issues. Students use data and case studies to present and discuss perspectives.

Unit 10: Caring for Children and Young People

Students investigate the cause and provision made for children and young people in care. They explore the reasons why children are taken into care and how the system takes responsibility for them.

Assessment

100% internal, written unit assignments