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Care Values in Health and Social Care


Academic year: 2021

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BTEC  NQF  L1/2  Award  in  Health  and  Social  Care  

The  Health  and  Social  Care  curriculum  at  Key  Stage  4  is  designed  to  cover  a  range  of  topics  such  as:    

Awarding  Organisation:  Edexcel                                                                                                                                                                                      QAN:  601/0170/2     Details  of  the  Programme  

This  qualification  is  designed  to  enable  learners  to  gain  a  sound  theoretical  and  practical  knowledge  and   understanding  of  working  within  the  Health  and  Social  Care  sector.    Learners  develop  their  knowledge  and   understanding  by  applying  their  learning  and  skills  in  a  work-­‐related  context.    Learners  are  guided  to   develop  generic  key  sector  skills  and  knowledge  and  understanding  of  specific  areas  of  interest  in  the   sector  essential  for  the  modern-­‐day  workplace.    BTEC  firsts  motivate  learners,  opens  doors  to  progression   into  further  study  and  responsibility  within  the  workplace.  Learners  will  be  provided  with  a  ‘Learner   handbook’  during  Induction  which  will  contain  further  information  on  the  programme  including  all   internally  assessed  assignment  briefs.  

The programme is delivered by teachers in Arden at kS4 who have a wide expertise in the sector. Learners may expect to cover interesting topics relating to the real world and develop transferable key skills in the process, including the ability to:

v Enhance their English and Mathematical competence in relevant, applied scenarios

v Work as a team, problem solve, become independent learners and personal, learning and thinking skills (PLTS)

v Navigate a route through education that has clear progression pathways into post 16, Further Education or an apprenticeship

Human  Lifespan  


Externally  Assessed  


Care  Values  in  Health  

and  Social  Care  

Effective  Communication   Skills  in  health  and  Social   Care  

Social  Influences  on   Health  and  Well-­‐being


v Key  Aspects  of  

Human  Growth   and  Development   v Physical,   intellectual,   emotional  and   social   development   (PIES)   v Factors  Affecting   Human  Growth   and  Development   v Life  events   affecting  Human     v Growth  and   development   v Defining  and     demonstrating  care   values  

v Importance  of    the   values  that  underpin   current  practice  in  health   and  social  care  

v Empowering  service   users  

v Potential  difficulties  in   taking  individual   circumstances  into   account  when  planning   care  that  will  empower   individuals  

v Investigate  different   Forms  of  communication   in  health  and  Social  Care   v Alternative  forms  of  

Communication  in  Health   and  Social  Care  

v Barriers  to  

communication  in  Health   and  Social  Care  

v Communicating  

effectively  in  Health  and   Social  Care  Sectors  

v Explore  the  effects   of  Socialisation  on   health  and   wellbeing  of   individuals   v Influences  of   different   relationships  on   individuals   v Effects  of  social  

factors  on  the   health  and  well-­‐   being  of  individuals  



Learners must complete four units over the duration of the two-year programme including two core units and two optional units:

v Unit 1Human Lifespan Development which is assessed by a one- hour exam

v Unit 2 Care values for Health and Social Care, which is an internally set unit, but which is externally moderated.

Learners will then study a further two units which are assessed by coursework. v Unit 3: Effective Communication Skills for Health and Social Care v Unit 4: Social Influences on Health and Well-being

Learners are graded an overall Pass, Merit or Distinction at L2. If they do not achieve at level 2 a L1 fall-back grade is awarded if they meet the criteria

Please Note that learners will only have the opportunity to up-grade their work under the following conditions:

v Work is handed in to deadline

v Up-graded work is returned within 10 days

v Where learner does not achieve the unit at a pass level they will be given a final chance to achieve a Pass.

Calculation  of  Overall  Grade  


120  Guided  Learning  Hours  

Grade   Minimum  Points  required  

U   0   Level  1  Pass   24   Level  2  Pass   48   Level  2  Merit   66   Level  2  Distinction   84   Level  2  Distinction*   90   Note:  


and  Development  and  unit  2  Care  Values.    To  achieve  a  L1  Pass,  learners  must  achieve  a  minimum  of  12   points  across  units  1:  Human  Growth  and  Development,  and  Unit  2:  Care  Values  


Exam  Series  &  Retake


v There  will  be  two  examination  series  available  each  year  in  January/April  to  all  learners.  

v Learners  can  retake  the  qualification  as  many  times  as  they  wish  (although  learners  may  have  to   pay  the  fee  in  some  circumstances).  They  can  retake  all  examined  components  of  the  qualification.      



Key  Stage  4  Health  and  Social  Care  Curriculum  Content  

Pupils  will  study  the  following  topics  based  on  a  two-­‐year  course.



Year  10  



Introduction  to  the  course  

v Assessment  of  the  programme   v Literacy  Skills  input  

Key  theories  underpinning  Health  and  social  Care:   v Maslow  

v Bowlby  

v Nurture/nature  

Unit  2:  Care  Values  in  health  and  Social  Care  Learning  Aim  A   Defining  and  demonstrating  Care  Values  

v Confidentiality   v Dignity,  Respect  

v Non-­‐Discriminatory  practice   v Safeguarding  and  duty  of  care  

v Relevant  codes  of  Practice:  Care  Quality  Commission  (CQC)   v Person-­‐centred  care  and  needs-­‐led  assessment  



Unit  2:  Medical  Ethics:   Culture  and  Religion  

Practical  Assessment:  Fitting  theory  to  practice   Unit  2  Written  Assessment  1  


Unit  2:  Care  Values  in  Health  and  Social  Care  Learning  Aim  B   Empowerment  

v Interpreting  and  analysing  the  concept  of  ‘Empowerment’  as  it  relates  to  H&SC   v Adapting  activities  and  environments  

v Individual  rights,  preferences  and  needs   v Difficulties  of  implementing  individual  rights   v Overriding  individual  rights:  risk  versus  safety   v Working  in  multi-­‐disciplinary  teams  (MDT)   v Service-­‐user  Autonomy  

v Risk  Assessment   Unit  2:  Written  Assessment  2  


Introduction  to  Unit  3  Learning  Aim  A   v Learning  Aims  and  expectations  


v Assessment  requirements  

v Different  forms  of  effective  Communication   v Contexts  of  communication  

v Alternative  forms  of  communication   v SENDA  2001  

Unit  3:  Written  Assessment  1    


Barriers  to  Communication  learning  Aim  B   v Environmental  

v Physical   v Linguistic   v Social  isolation  

Effects  of  barriers  on  service  users  and  individuals   v Reduced  access  to  H&SC  services  

v Poor  quality  Care   v Increased  social  issues  

Learning  Aim  C:  Demonstration  of  learner  own  communication  skills  via  case  studies,  scenarios   and  role-­‐play  

Unit  3:  Written  Assessment  2,  and  practical  assignment  for  learning  aim  C  


Unit  1  Human  Growth  and  Development:  Exam  unit  

v Overview  of  the  unit  requirements  

v Learning  Aim  A.    Explore  human  growth  and  development  across  life  stages   v Life  stages  

Key  Aspects  of  Development:  

v Physical  development  across  the  lifespan  (infancy,  childhood,  adolescence,  early,  middle   and  late  adulthood  

v Intellectual  development  across  the  lifespan   v Emotional  development  across  the  life  span   v Social  development  across  the  lifespan   Assessed  by  Comprehension  and  mock  exam  papers  



CONTINUATION  OF  EXAM  UNIT  1:  Human  Growth  and  Development   Factors  Affecting  Human  Growth  and  Development  Learning  Aim  B   Physical  Factors  

v Genetics  

v Nurture/nature  

v Lifestyle  choices  (diet,  smoking  alcohol,  drugs)  

v Illness  and  disease  and  the  impact  on  growth  and  development   Social,  cultural  and  emotional  factors  affecting  growth  and  development  

v Types  of  play  (solitary,  imaginary,  parallel   v Culture  and  effects  of  religion  

v Gender  (inequality  of  pay,  opportunity  employment,     v Social  inequalities  

v Influence  of  role  models   v Influence  of  social  isolation  

Economic  Factors  affecting  growth  and  development   v Income/wealth  

v Occupation  

v Employment/unemployment  NEET  and  impact  on  social  and  emotional  development   Physical  and  environmental  factors  

v Housing/pollution   Psychological  factors;  

v Relationships   v Growing  up  in  care   v Friendship  paters   v stress  

End  of  Learning  Aim  B  comprehension,  test  and  mock  exam  


Introduction  to  the  concept  of  expected  and  unexpected  Life  events   v Expected  life  events  

v Unexpected  life  events  

v Understanding  how  to  manage  change   EXAM  PREPARATION  




Introduction  to  unit  4:  Social  Influences  on  Health  and  Wellbeing  

Learning  Aim  A:  Explore  the  effects  of  socialisation  on  the  health  and  wellbeing  of  individuals:   v Agents  of  primary  and  secondary  socialisation  

v Effects  of  socialisation  (language,  gender  roles,  moral  development,  influence  on  lifestyles,   attitudes)  

Written  Assessment  1  

Learning  Aim  B:  Understand  the  Influences  that  relationships  have  on  the  health  and  wellbeing  of   individuals  

v Different  types  of  relationships   v Families  

v Working   v Social  

v Intimate  and  sexual  

Written  Assessment  2  


Introduction  to  Learning  Aim  C:  Effects  of  social  Factors  on  the  health  and  wellbeing  of  individuals   v Social  Factors  (education,  income,  wealth,  occupation,  social  class,  wealth,  values,  family,  media,  

peers,  living  conditions,  gender,  culture  


use,  alcohol  consumption,  participation  in  sport/exercise,  seeking  medical  car  

v Effects  of  Social  Factors  on  health  and  wellbeing  (self-­‐esteem,  stress  and  anxiety,  access  to   health  care  services,  effects  on  physical  health  and  well-­‐being,  long-­‐term  effects  on  health  and   wellbeing  

Written  Assessment  3  








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