Health and Social Care

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Type of course:   BTEC Technical Award in Health and Social Care

How is the course assessed?

1 external assessment (1hr each) worth 40% of course

2 coursework units 30% of course each

What topics/ units will I study?

Unit Information:

Year 9

Component 1: Human Lifespan Development

In Year 9 students will investigate how, in real situations, human development is affected by different factors and that people deal differently with life events.  They 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. Students will complete an assignment which is internally assessed and externally verified and is worth 30% of the final grade.

Year 10

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values

Students will study and practically explore health and social care services and how they meet the needs of real service users. They also develop skills in applying care values.  Students will learn that people who need social care are not always ill – they may be unable to do everyday activities like getting dressed or feeding themselves, or need help with their day-to-day lives. Providing good health and social care services is very important and a set of ‘care values’ exists to ensure this happens. Care values are important because they enable people who use health and social care services to get the care they need and to be protected from different sorts of harm. This component will give students an understanding of health and social care services and will help develop skills in applying care values which are common across the sectors. Students will complete an assignment which is internally assessed and externally verified and is worth 30% of the final grade.

Year 11

Component 3: Health and Wellbeing Students

Year 11 students will study the factors that affect health and wellbeing, learning about physiological and lifestyle indicators and how to design a health and wellbeing improvement plan. In this component, students will look at the factors that can have a positive or negative influence on a person’s health and wellbeing and they will learn to interpret physiological and lifestyle indicators and what they mean for someone’s state of health. Students 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, they will explore the difficulties an individual may face when trying to make these changes.

Students will complete a synoptic requires learners to assess an individual’s health and wellbeing and use this to create a health and wellbeing improvement plan.

The external assessment takes the form of a set task taken under specified conditions that is then marked and awarded a grade awarded by Pearson. The students will complete this in February of Year 11 under exam conditions.  Learners are permitted to resit the external assessment once during their programme by taking a new assessment. The external assessment contributes 40% of their final grade.

Who would this course suit? What skills do you need ?

Someone who can work independently is self-motivated and has the ability to carry out research. You must have the ability to manage deadlines and your time appropriately.

Do you care about others? Are you interested in offering advice, care, support or medical treatment to individuals in the future? Then this might be the course for you!!

What trips/ activities will you be involved in?

Community Christmas Party

Arts and Crafts Event


What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?

Doctor

Nurse

Occupational therapist

Care home support worker

Teacher

Dentist

Teacher assistant

Midwife

Ambulance technician

Paramedic

Emergency assistant

Surgeon

Emergency medical disputer

Optician

Learning disability nurse

Health visitor

Pharmacist

Dental nurse

Sports Physiotherapist

Hospital porter


 What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?

AS Level Health and Social Care

A Level Health and Social Care

BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care

BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care

BTEC Level 2 Childcare

BTEC Level 3 Childcare

                                                                        

How will this course help you to get a job?

Employers like applicants who can demonstrate sound social skills, who can listen to others, show commitment, have the ability to work, communicate and support individuals from all different types of backgrounds.

This course presents knowledge, skills and understanding in a meaningful work-related context, to allow learners to understand theory and application.

Who can you speak to for more information or if you have any questions?

Miss Parkinson 2W18

What do students who are currently studying this subject think?

Health and Social Care has taught me about development across the life stages and prepared me for working life in the sector.

“I really like the subject because you get to learn about the development of people in all life stages and why they do things and how it affects them."

Year 11 student.                                                                                

"There is a lot of written work in the coursework but I like that it is about real life."

Year 10 student