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Course title:

BTEC First Award Health & Social Care

Exam board: Edexcel  

Specification code: QAN  600/4782/3

 

 How will students’ be assessed?

 Health and Social Care students must complete two core units and two optional units over their two year course.

Students will sit the unit 1 Exam in January of year 10. Students must achieve a pass grade ( grade C equivalent)  in the exam to achieve the Level 2 criteria.

Following the Exam students  will study unit 7- Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care Settings. This unit is course work based.

Year 11 Students will Complete two course work units and resit the exam if needed.

Half Term                                                    Key Content
1 (7 weeks) Aim A1 & A2 Human Lifespan & Development Exam

How do people grow and develop throughout their lives? How can factors such as lifestyle choices, relationships and life events affect your growth and development?

This unit provides you with the opportunity to explore how we grow and develop throughout our lives and to investigate the factors that affect this growth and development. You will go on to consider how these factors are interrelated.

Learning Aim : A explore human growth and development across life stages

  • Topic A.1 The different life stages people pass through during the life course.
  • Topic A.2 Key aspects of human growth and development at each life stage

Learning Aim B:  investigate factors that affect human growth and development and how they are interrelated.

  • Topic B.1 Physical factors that affect human growth and development.
  • Topic B.2 Social, cultural and emotional factors that affect human growth and development

Mini Mock Exam 1

  • Topic B.3 Economic factors that affect human growth and development
  • Topic B.4 Physical environment factors that affect human growth and Development
  • Topic B.5 Psychological factors that affect human growth and development 
  • Topic B.6 The expected life events that can affect human growth and development and the positive and negative effects of the events on growth and development.
  • Topic B.7 The unexpected life events that can affect human growth and development and the effects of the events on personal growth and development and that of others.
  • Topic B.8 Understanding how to manage the changes caused by life events.

 Mock Exam

  • Revision Sessions

 Exam January  2017

2 (7 weeks) Aim B1-B4
3(7 weeks) Aim B4-B8
4 (6 Weeks)  Aim A1 Unit 7-  Equality & Diversity in Health & Social Care Settings

We live in a multi-cultural society, with individuals with diverse needs. It is important that all individuals have equal access to health and social care services and that their diverse needs can be met.

In this unit you will explore the importance of non-discriminatory practice in health and social care by looking at what discriminatory and non discriminatory practice look like in health and social care and the impact of both in relation to service users and those who work in the sector.

Learning Aim A- Understand the importance of non-discriminatory practice in health and social care.

  • Topic A.1 Discriminatory and non-discriminatory practice in health and social care.
  • Topic A.2 Impact of discriminatory and non-discriminatory practice in health and social care.

 Moderation 1 *Star Assessment*

Learning Aim B- Explore how health and social care practices can promote equality and diversity.

  • Topic B.1 Factors that may affect the care needs of individuals.
  • Topic B.2 How adapting services to meet the diverse needs of service users promotes equality and diversity in health and social care.

 Moderation 2

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5 (5 Weeks) Aim A2
6 (7 Weeks)  Aim B1 & B2

 

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Unit 2- Health & Social Care Values

What is good practice in health and social care? What ensures that good practice is applied to support individuals who use health and social care services? Health and social care values underpin good practice within the sector.

These care values apply to all areas of health and social care work. In this unit you will gain an understanding of how these care values are applied in health and social care settings, and their importance to work in the sector. You will apply these values in practice. Through this activity you will develop skills that will be of use in all careers in the health and social care sector. The values described in this unit maybe applied to daily life, and to a variety of careers outside the health and social care sector.

Learning Aim A- Explore the care values that underpin current practice in health and social care.

Topic A.1: Defining and demonstrating care values

  • Confidentiality
  • Dignity
  • Respecting the Individual
  • Safeguarding
  • Duty of Care
  • A Person Centred Approach to Care

*Star Assessment*

Learning Aim B- investigate ways of empowering individuals who use health and social care services.

Topic B.1 Investigating ways of  Empowering individuals

  • Adapting Activities and Environments
  • Individual Rights
  • Individual Circumstances
  • Working in Partnerships
  • Promoting Choice
  • Preferred methods of communication
  • Reasons for supporting individuals
  • Promoting Autonomy
  • Positive Working Practices

Unit 3- Effective Communication In Health & Social Care

This unit will allow you to investigate the different forms of communication and how they are used effectively in health and social care. You will look at the importance of using clear speech, body language that shows that you want to help people, and active listening skills that show you are interested in what people are saying. This unit will also provide information about alternative forms of communication such as Braille, British Sign Language and Makaton.

Learning Aim A- Investigate different forms of communication

Topic A.1: Effective communication

  • Verbal Communication
  • Non Verbal Communication

Topic A.2: Alternative forms of communication 

  • Makaton
  • Sign Language
  • Braille

*Star Assessment*

Learning Aim B-  Investigate barriers to communication in health and social care

Topic B.1: Barriers to communication and how to overcome them

  • Barriers and Their affect
  • Overcoming Barriers to communication
  • Benefits to Individuals when barriers are removed

Learning Aim C- communicate effectively in health and social care.

Topic C.1: Communicating with groups and individuals using different methods.

  • Effectiveness of communication
  • reflecting on skills used
  • appropriateness of skills
  • communication methods for different service users
  • recommendations for improvement

Final Submission for units June

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