Health and Social Care

Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care is a vocational qualification that is equivalent to one GCSE. The concept of this course is that learners will gain the specialist knowledge and relevant skills that appear across the health and social care industry. This knowledge is gained through guest speakers, case studies and independent research. Students will study a programme that consists of 3 components over a 3-year period. 

Y9 course structure

Students in this year will be carrying out preparation work and subject knowledge development in preparation for year 10 and year 11 assessment. In this year they will cover the component 1 content by looking at a celebrity of their choice, investigating includes physical, intellectual, emotional and social development, and the different factors that may affect them. This will end with a preparatory assessment.

Y10 and 11’s course structure

Component

Title

Assessment

Component 1:

Human Lifespan Development.

March Y10

Component 2:

Health and Social care services and Values.

December Y10

Component 3:

Health and Wellbeing. (exam)

January Y11

May Y11 (Resit only)

 

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development

In this component, you will study how people grow and develop over the course of their life, from infancy to old age, this includes physical, intellectual, emotional and social development, and the different factors that may affect them. An individual’s development can be affected by major life events, such as marriage, parenthood or moving house, and you will learn about how people adapt to these changes, as well as the types and sources of support that can help them.

 

Component 2: Health and Social care services and Values.

This component will give you an understanding of health and social care services and will help you develop skills in applying care values that are common across the sector (some of which are transferable to other sectors that involve interactions with clients or customers). This component will help you to progress to Level 1 or 2 vocational or academic qualifications.

 

Component 3: Health and Wellbeing

In this component, you look at the factors that can have a positive or negative influence on a person’s health and wellbeing. You will learn to interpret physiological and lifestyle indicators, and what they mean for someone’s state of health. You will learn how to use this information to design an appropriate plan for improving someone’s health and wellbeing, including short- and long-term targets. Additionally, you will explore the difficulties an individual may face when trying to make these changes. You will develop skills in analysing information and communicating for a specific purpose, which will support your progression to Level 2 or 3 vocational or academic qualifications.

 

What is the course about?

The Tech Award programme has been developed to provide education and opportunity for students to achieve a level 2 nationally recognised qualification in the area of health and social care. It gives learners the chance to enter the health and social care sector or continue to further programmes such as the Cambridge Technical level 3 Health and Social Care programme. Learners will gain valuable knowledge, skills and techniques that are essential in the Health and Social Care. Looking into 3 areas:

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development

Component 2: Health and Social care services and Values.

Component 3: Health and Wellbeing

Is the course right for me?

You should have an interest in the Health and Social Care sector with the idea of wanting a potential further career in this setting. You need to have a good level of written English skills, you should be good with time management and have the ability to meet deadlines.

How will I be assessed?

2 components (internal assessed)

1 component (exam)

 

Progression and Career opportunities

The BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care will offer you the opportunity of further and higher education.

At Holy Family we also offer the further study of Health and Social Care at Level 3 a Cambridge Technical. This is assessed through a high production of coursework based tasks, with completion being equal to 1 A Level.

The course can provide learners with the knowledge to a wide range of job opportunities with in the Health, Social Care and Early Years field.

 

How can I find out more about the course?

Speak to the Health and Social Care teacher

They will be located in the rooms in which the subject is taught this includes T13 and T2.

Subject leader of Health and Social Care Mr M Kinsella who is based in T12 and is happy to answer any questions that students may have. 

Useful Links to help with the course

In order to find out more information about the course you can search the Pearson BTEC Tech Award website:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/health-and-social-care.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

 

 

Health and Social Care Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate programme

Health and Social Care Level 3 Certificate

 

Introduction

The Cambridge Technical programme for Health and Social Care is equivalent to one A Level. The course was designed so that students could have the opportunity to develop knowledge, develop transferable skills and personal skills in an area of interest to them the Health and Social Care sector. This is gained by looking into case studies, outside professional speakers and individual research. Learners will cover 6 units across the two years and all work will be coursework based with no external examination.

Course structure for 12/13

Unit No.

Title

Deadline

28

Developing creativity in children and young people.

December

16

 

Nutrition for health and social care.

 

April

35

Complementary therapies for health and social care

June

12

Physiological disorders

December

1

Developing effective communication in health and social care.

April

3

Health, safety and security in health and social care.

June

 

 

Unit 28: Developing creativity in children and young people

This unit looks into understanding the importance of supporting and providing creative opportunities for children and young people. It looks into the various forms of play and how they enable young children to explore and develop. Learners will carry out a number of different coursework tasks including planning and implementing activities that encourage children and young people to be creative. Learners will also be given the opportunity to be reflective on their activity and ways in which it be further developed.

Unit 12: Physiological disorders

This unit encourages learners to undertake extensive research in some of the various physiological disorders this includes symptoms, causes, diagnosis and effects on the lives of individuals. Learners will use case studies to explore these disorders looking into care pathways and strategies to help affected individuals lead as normal life as possible. Students will research diagnostic techniques and their availability across regions, leading to understanding of the coping strategies and treatments available to support those with physiological disorders.

Unit 3: Health, safety and security in health and social care

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of the importance of health, safety and security in health and social care. They will explore the most common causes of incidents and emergencies within health and social care and how to respond to these situations. Learners will carry out various different coursework tasks including carrying out and completing a risk assessment. They will identify hazards and evaluate the controls put in place to reduce the risk of harm or injury. Finally, learners will research the various pieces of legislation and guidelines related to health, safety and security.

Unit 1: Developing effective communication in health and social care

Unit 1 allows learners to explore what is communication and how important is it to a health and social care environment. Learners will look into the various factors that can help or possibly hinder effective communication taking place. They will be given the opportunity through coursework tasks to carry out a practical demonstration of communication and how to adapt it for different circumstances. Alongside the role play element to the coursework learners will take part in individual research tasks gaining knowledge of the theories behind communication. Finally, they will have the chance to reflect on their performances in the demonstrations to identify were they could improve.

Unit 16: Nutrition for health and social care

For this unit learners will develop knowledge on the importance of nutrition and a healthy diet. They will learn to appreciate individual dietary requirements of different age groups and discover the functions and sources of various nutrients. They will produce coursework that focuses on this, but also individuals who are restricted in their diet due to different dietary needs or intolerances. They will be given the chance to analyse a case study of an individual’s diet and use their build knowledge of nutrition to make recommendations on how they can improve it. Learners will then look at the legislations, campaigns and advertisements that can influence diets and how the modern lifestyle why of eating can hinder the ability for a healthy diet.

Unit 35: Complementary therapies for health and social care

This is a shorter unit to the previous ones that will be carried out on the course. In this unit students will look into complementary therapies and understanding them as a conventional treatment for illness and disease. They will look at how they are regulated for use in health and social care services and how it impacts on their accessibility. Learners will then look at how the therapies will work alongside conventional therapies and the controversy that can arise between the two approaches. Through this they will carry out coursework and evaluate the effectiveness of complementary therapies on the health and well-being of the individual. 

What is this course about?

The Health and Social Care Cambridge technical Certificate course will prepare you for further and higher education. The course is equivalent to one A Level and will provide all learners with the opportunity of a route to roles within the health and social care sector.

Learners are assessed through 6 units requiring them to complete a high demand of coursework but with no external examination. As well as further education it can lead to roles such as nurse, midwife, health care assistant, and social worker.

Is this course right for me?

Learners will want to have an interest in the health and social sector and possibly the idea of wanting to have a career based in this area. As the course requires a high demand of written coursework, you will be required to have a good standard of written English with the ability to meet deadlines.

How will I be assessed?

The course is 100% coursework based, each unit will require you to complete a number of tasks based on the unit topic. Coursework will be graded at levels Pass, merit and Distinction this will be moderated and grades will be given after moderation.

Progression and career opportunities

The Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care will offer you the opportunity of further and higher education.

The course can provide learners with the knowledge to a wide range of job opportunities with in the Health, Social Care and Early Years field. Including roles such as nurse, social worker, midwife and many more.

How can I find out more about the course?

Speak to the Health and Social Care teacher

They will be located in the rooms in which the subject is taught this includes T13, and T2.

Subject leader of Health and Social Care Mr M Kinsella who is based in T12 and is happy to answer any questions that students may have. 

Useful Links to help with the course

In order to find out more information about the course you can search the OCR Cambridge technical website:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-technicals-health-and-social-care-level-3-certificate-introductory-diploma-subsidiary-diploma-diploma-extended-diploma-05307-05309-05312-05315-05318/

 

 

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