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Health and Social Care                                                                                    HCare                                                                

Key stage 3 & 4 – Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care

BTEC Tech Awards are new skills-based qualification for students aged 14-16: equivalent in standard to and designed for study alongside GCSEs. BTEC Tech Awards give pupils the chance to get a taste of what the sector is all about, explore different job roles and start building the technical skills and knowledge they’ll need to pursue a career in it.

The BTEC Tech Award for Health & Social Care is a hands-on course that gives learners a taste of what the sector is like, as well as the skills and confidence to succeed in their next steps. With the new BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care, pupils can get to know the core care values, develop valuable skills and explore potential careers.

How the course works – As the BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care is a practical introduction to life and work in the sector, pupils will be able to:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of the sector.
  • Appreciate the importance of care values.
  • Analyse and evaluate their skills.

The course has two internally assessed components, and one that’s externally assessed: These components build on each other to motivate pupils by helping them put what they’ve learned into practice and grow in confidence.

Component 1 – Human Lifespan Development (weighting: 30%)

 Aim: understand how we grow and develop throughout our lives.

 Assessment: internally assessed assignments

 During Component 1, pupils will:

  • Explore how individuals develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually over time
  • Investigate how various factors, events and choices may impact on individuals’ growth and development
  • Discover how people adapt to life events and cope with making change

Component 2 – Health and Social Care Services and Values (weighting: 30%)

Aim: get to know how the Health and Social Care sector works and the care values that underpin it.

Assessment: internally assessed assignments

During Component 2, pupils will:

  • Learn which health and social care services are available
  • Identify why people might need to use these services
  • Discover who’s involved in providing these services
  • Explore what might stop people from accessing the services they need
  • Look at the care values the sector has to make sure people get the care and protection they need.

 Component 3 – Health and wellbeing (weighting: 40%)

Aim: Help improve someone’s health and wellbeing

Assessment: Externally assessed task, in which pupils create a health and wellbeing improvement plan for someone based on a brief.

To do this, pupils will:

  • Learn what ‘being healthy’ means to different people explore the different factors that might influence health and wellbeing • identify key health indicators and how to interpret them
  • Assess someone’s health using what they’ve learned
  • Create a health and wellbeing improvement plan for that person which includes targets and recommendations of support services available
  • Reflect on the potential challenges the person may face when putting the plan into action.

Homework

Homework tasks will be used to support the understanding of classwork as well as complete work towards assignments. Pupils will also be expected to create revision resources and revise for regular tests, in preparation for Component 3.

Resource that will help pupils extend their knowledge

Textbook

 BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care Student Book

 Publisher: Pearson

 Author: Brenda Baker, Colette Burgess, Elizabeth Haworth

 ISBN: 9781292200927

Written by an author team of BTEC teachers and professionals, this Student Book includes:

  • Full coverage of all three components, structured to match the spec
  • Content broken down into 1 hour lessons to help with your planning and delivery
  • Plenty of case studies and examples that students can relate to
  • Additional features including key terms, 'did you know' sections and plenty of assessment practice.

Key stage 5 - Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Health and Social Care

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma features an expanded 8 units and counts as 2 A Levels. Pupils will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction on each unit and then their overall grade for the 8 units will be calculated giving them their final result for the 2 A Levels.

This is a two year course where pupils will study 8 units over the full duration. 3 units are externally assessed consisting of 2 exams and 1 assessed research task.

In Year 1 pupils will study the following units:

Unit 1- Human Life Span Development (Exam)

Unit 2- Working in Health and Social Care (Exam)

Unit 4- Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care (Assessed research task)

Unit 7- Principles of Safe Practices in Health and Social Care (Assignment) 

In Year 2 pupils will do 4 assignment based units:

 Unit 5- Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs – (Assignment)

Unit 8 – Promoting Public Health – (Assignment)

Unit 12 – Supporting individuals with additional needs (Assignment)

Unit 19 – Nutritional Health – (Assignment)

Homework

Homework tasks will be used to support the understanding of classwork as well as to complete work towards assignments.

Resources that will help pupils extend their knowledge

Textbooks

 BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 1. (2016) Publisher: Pearson

Author: Marilyn Billingham, Pamela Davenport, Hilary Talman, Nicola Matthews, Beryl Stretch, Elizabeth Haworth

ISBN 9781292126012

BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Student Book 2 (2016) Publisher: Pearson

Author: Marilyn Billingham, Pamela Davenport, Hilary Talman, Nicola Matthews, Beryl Stretch, Elizabeth Haworth

ISBN 9781292126029

The area of health and social care is constantly changing so watching the news every day is essential.

Read a quality newspaper every week e.g. The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent.

Useful Websites

www.bbc.co.uk The BBC

 www.nhs.uk The NHS

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/health-and-wellbeing The Guardian

 www.telegraph.co.uk The Telegraph

 www.bcodp.org.uk British Council of Disabled People

 www.dh.gov.uk Department of Health

https://theday.co.uk The Day newspaper

 www.eoc.org.uk Equal Opportunities Commission

 www.skillsforcareanddevelopment.org.uk Sector Skills Council for Care and Development

 www.skillsforhealth.org.uk Sector Skills Council for the UK Health Sector

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/ Careers

Extra curricular

The department organises visits and invited outside speakers into school.

Cross-curricular links

Throughout the study of these courses there are links between Health and Social Care and other option subjects such as Sociology and Physical Education (PE).

Staff

Miss S Jafar

Mrs S Etheridge

Miss B Hussain

Mrs Sohi-Robinson

Mr R Soteriou

 

 

 

 

We are committed to promoting our school values of ‘Collaboration, Aspiration, Respect, Equality and Responsibility’ to pupils at every opportunity.

We take every opportunity to ensure that our school’s Safeguarding Policy is adhered to in full at all times.

   
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