Level 3: BTEC National extended Certificate in Health and Social

Key Stage 5

Subject Leader: Ms K. Mallen
Exam board: Pearson Edexcel
Level 3: BTEC National extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

 

Curriculum Map

The link below allows you to see when topics may be covered; this is a guide for information only and has the potential to change as the year progresses.

Curriculum Map 

 

Health and Social Care is a fascinating and valuable course that allows students to study topics like the physical, emotional and cognitive developments of humans over their life span; the impact these factors have on the aging process and how this influences life choices.  They will also study the roles and responsibilities of midwives and social workers and other professionals who work in the health and social care sector. 

It is an exceptionally well structured level 3 BTEC giving students a combination of theory, procedure and practise in the Health and Social Care sector.  It is designed to prepare students for university education with an eye to future employment in this sector.  The course has been developed by Pearson in collaboration with employers in the relevant professional bodies of the health and social care sectors so the knowledge and skills are up to date and directly relevant to a career in this broad and vital employment sector. 

This subject will run over two years and cover 4 units of work.

Unit 1 and 2 will both be externally assessed in a written exam and count 58% towards the final grade.  Each exam with be 1 hour and 30 minutes and will include a range of short answer questions.

The other two units will be internally assessed in a range of written reports designed to meet specific learning aims.  These count 42% towards the final grade.

Unit 1:

A Human growth and development through the life stages

A1 Physical development across the life stages

A2 Intellectual development across the life stages

A3 Emotional development across the life stages

A4 Social development across the life stages

 

B Factors affecting human growth and development

B1 The nature/nurture debate related to factors

B2 Genetic factors that affect development

B3 Environmental factors that affect development

B4 Social factors that affect development

B5 Economic factors that affect development

B6 Major life events that affect development

 

C Effects of ageing

C1 The physical changes of ageing

• Cardiovascular disease

• The degeneration of the nervous tissue.

• Osteoarthritis.

• Dementia, to include Alzheimer’s disease.

C2 The psychological changes of ageing

• Social disengagement theory.

C3 The societal effects of an ageing population

• Health and social care provision for the aged.

• Economic effects of an ageing population.

 

Unit 2The roles and responsibilities of people who work in the health and social care sector

A1 The roles of people who work in health and social care settings

Understand the roles of people who work in health and social care settings, to include:

• doctors • nurses • midwives • healthcare assistants • social workers • occupational therapists • youth workers • care managers/assistants • support workers.

 

A2 The responsibilities of people who work in health and social care settings

Understand the day-to-day responsibilities of people who work in health and social care settings,

to include:

• following policies and procedures in place in the health and social care setting in which

they work

 

A3 Specific responsibilities of people who work in health and social care settings

• Promoting anti-discriminatory practice

• Ensuring safety – how people who work in health and social care ensure safety for

individuals and staff through:

• Information management and communication – ways of promoting effective

communication and ensuring confidentiality through:

applying requirements of the data protection legislation

electronic methods, mobile phones, social media, written records, use of photographs

 

A4 Multidisciplinary working in the health and social care sector

Partnership working, to include:

• the need for joined-up working with other service providers

 

A5 Monitoring the work of people in health and social care settings

 

B The roles of organisations in the health and social care sector

B1 The roles of organisations in providing health and social care services

health services

B2 Issues that affect access to services

B3 Ways organisations represent interests of service users

B4 The roles of organisations that regulate and inspect health and social care services

In England:

B5 Responsibilities of organisations towards people who work in health and social care settings

 

C1 People with specific needs

• Ill health, both physical and mental.

C2 Working practices

 

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Unit 14: Physiological Disorders and Their Care

For further information, please click on the link below:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Health-and-Social-Care/2016/specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446938034_BTEC_Nat_ExtDip_HSC_Spec_Iss3C.pdf


For more information surrounding BTEC Health and Social Care, please contact Ms K.Mallen via info@stmarys.net  

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