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Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care is a popular course at Holderness, offering a Level 2 BTEC Technical award at Key Stage 4 and BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Key Stage 5.

Health and Social Care allows students the opportunity to research health care issues and debate the positive and negative effects of these on a range of individuals in a population.  Students develop their debating skills as well as their presentation skills.  They are encouraged to participate in both group work and independently to produce presentations which they then discuss as a whole group.

Staff Position
Mrs Dibnah  

 

Key Stage 4

Aims of the course:

  • This BTEC Level 2 Technical Award has been developed to give students the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the health and social care sector.
  • Students will get the opportunity to develop a range of personal skills and techniques, through the selection of units.
  • The students will develop the ability to apply their knowledge and skills in the assessed units

Course content:

The course is made up of three components: two internally assessed and one that’s externally assessed.

The three-block structure, explore, develop and apply, allows students to build on and embed their knowledge. This allows them to grow in confidence and then put into practice what they have learned.

There are 3 areas covered throughout the course

  • Human Lifespan Development. We need to understand how we grow and develop throughout our lives. How we face and react to changes in ourselves and the world around us and how we react to different life events such as marriage or divorce.
  • Health and Social Care Services and Values.  We will investigate the different types of health and social care services such as GP, care homes, physiotherapists etc. and barriers to accessing them i.e. sensory, language, education etc. We look at the core care values and how to implement them such as respect, dignity and confidentiality and how we might apply these care values in our own work.
  • Health and Wellbeing. We will research the factors affecting health and wellbeing such as the environment, social factors and the impact of life events; physiological indicators such as BMI, Pulse and blood pressure; lifestyle indicators such as smoking and alcohol; health and wellbeing improvement plans making recommendations in the short and long term to improve health; finally, obstacles to implementing plans, resources that are available and the support available to make improvements.

Human Lifespan

Health and social care services and values

Health and Well being

Physical developments through the life stages

Intellectual developments through the life stages

Emotional developments through the life stages

Social developments through the life stages

Investigate how individuals deal with life events

Health and social care services

Barriers to accessing services

Care values

Reviewing own application of care values

Factors affecting health and wellbeing

Physiological indicators

Lifestyle indicators

Health and wellbeing improvement plans

Obstacles to implementing plans

Assessment:

There are 2 internal pieces of assessment

Human Lifespan Development (30% of total course).

Health and Social Care Services and Values (30% of total course) internally assessed assignments.

And one externally assessed piece

Health and Wellbeing (40% of total course) externally assessed task, 3 hour examination window given. The aim is to create a health and wellbeing improvement plan for an individual, based on a brief and wellbeing improvement plan for an individual, based on a brief.

Encourage your son / daughter to:

  • Read daily information in newspapers, magazines such as Nursing today or online Apps to keep up to date with new legislation and current issues within Health care and Social caring environment
  • Listen to the use of specific terminology in lessons or in newspapers and research their meaning
  • Collect a variety of leaflets from health care providers such as GPs or Pharmacy to make more aware of the variety of services available in Health and Social care

Additional resources to support learning in Level 2 Tech Award Health and Social Care: 

www.nhs.uk

www.nutrition.org.uk

www.communitycare.com

www.nursingtimes.com

We also recommend the purchase of revision guides through the school to further assist students’ work outside the classroom. 

Where required, passwords have been provided to students directly.  For further support please contact the school. 

Sixth Form Courses 

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social care (Edexcel)

Aims of the course:

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care aims to provide an introduction the sector. It is for learners who are interested in learning about the health and social care sector as part of a balanced study programme. It is equivalent in size to one A Level.

Course Content:

The content of the qualification incorporates topics relevant across the Health and Social Care sector:

• Human Lifespan Development

• Working in Health and Social Care

• Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs.

• Sociological Perspectives

Assessment:

The course is made up of four units: two internally assessed and two that are externally assessed.

Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development – Mandatory content (external exam) 25% of grade

Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care – Mandatory unit (external exam) 33% of grade

Unit 5 Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs – Mandatory unit 25% of grade

Unit 10 Sociological Perspectives – Optional unit. 18% of grade

Encourage your son /daughter to:

  • Read broadsheets and periodicals to gain up to date understanding of the changes in Health and Social care policy.
  • Work on researching around topics with greater independence

Additional resources to support learning in Level 2 Tech Award Health and Social Care: 

www.nhs.uk

www.nutrition.org.uk

www.communitycare.com

www.nursingtimes.com

Revise BTEC National Health and Social care Revision Guide, 2017 (Baker, B; et al). Pearson. ISBN9781292230443

Theoretical revision information for exam units.

BTEC National Health and Social care Student Book 1, 2016 (Billingham, M; et al) Pearson ISBN9781292126012

Where required, passwords have been provided to students directly.  For further support please contact the school.