Department Leader: Vikki Fraher

The BTEC Health & Social Care course will give you an opportunity to gain a solid understanding of human development, the different influences on their development and how this relates to their individual needs.  You will learn about the different professionals involved as well as the different organisations and legislations that are involved to provide this individual care.  The course will give you the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised level 3 qualification, developing your transferable skills such as analytical writing, the ability to synthesise knowledge and personal organisational skills.

Supplies Needed:

You will need an A4 folder/s, lined paper, subject dividers, general stationary (pens, pencils), and a memory stick would be very helpful. 

Course Content:

Units

Internal/external

Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development

  • Human growth & development through the life stages
  • Factors affecting human growth and development
  • Effects of aging

 

External

1hr 30mins

90 marks

Unit 2 – Working in Health & Social Care

  • Roles and responsibilities of people who work in the health & social care sector
  • Roles of organisations in the health and social care sector
  • Working with people with specific needs in the health and social care sector  

External

1hr 30mins

80 marks

Unit 5 – Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

  • The principles, values and skills which underpin meeting the care and support needs of individuals
  • The ethical issues involved when providing care and support to meet individual needs
  • The principles behind enabling individuals with care and support needs to overcome challenges
  • The roles of professionals and how they work together to provide the care and support necessary to meet individual needs.

Internal

One other optional unit to be decided by the teacher at the end of year 12.

Internal

Core Textbook:

  • Health & Social Care Student Book 1, Marilyn Billingham, Pamela Davenport et al.  Pearson. ISBN: 9781292126012

Suggested Further Reading

  • Atchley, R.C. (1989) ‘A continuity theory of normal aging’, The Gerontologist, April 29 (2) pp.183-190
  • Berryman, J.C., Hargreaves, D., Herbert, M. and Taylor, A. (1991) Development Psychology and you, London: Routledge
  • Boyd, D. and Bee, H. (2015) Lifespan Development, 7th edition, Harlow: Pearson Education
  • Senior, M. and Viveash, B. (1997) Health & Illness (Skills-based Sociology), London: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Lazarus, R.S (1999) Stress & emotion, New York: Springer Publishing Company

Useful Websites

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