HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AND CHILDCARE
At the Convent of Jesus and Mary, the department of Health and Social Care and Childcare offers an “Advanced Learning Vocational Course” pathway to students from KS4-5 with the aim of proving learners with several career opportunities from an early stage via vocational learning that underpins the global Health and Social Care and Childcare sector. Vocational learning enables each learner to apply learning to real life matters and circumstances of everyday lives. Furthermore, this learning pathway supports learners’ understanding and knowledge of how professionals use their skills to work in multidisciplinary and multiagency environments to meet service users’ needs.
Key Stage 4
Health and Social Care
The Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Health and Social care is offered. At this level students study 3 Components, 2 internally assessed and 1 externally assessed. This qualification is equivalent to 1 GCSE.
For the Level 2 coursework, Health and Social Care students will cover the following components:
Component 1: Human Lifespan Development. Subtopics include Human growth and development across life stages, Factors affecting growth and development and Dealing with life events. Assessment is coursework based and internally assessed.
For Component 2, Health and Social Care Services and Values, students will cover: Health and Social Care Services, Barriers to accessing them, Demonstrating Care values and reviewing own practices. Assessment is coursework based and internally assessed.
Component 3, Health and Well-being is the only external assessment unit. Synoptic learning undertaken includes: Factors that affect health and Wellbeing, Interpreting Health Indicators and Person-centred health and wellbeing improvement plans. Assessment is external and exam based with 1 resit.
For the Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Child Development course, students will cover: Component 1: Learning Through Play coursework. Subtopics includes Growth, Types of Development and Factors affecting development. Assessment is coursework based and internally assessed.
For Component 2 students will learn: How children’s learning can be supported through play. Subtopics includes Stages of play, Organising play to promote learning, Role of adults in promoting play, Playing opportunities for children and Types of play. Assessment is coursework based and internally assessed.
Component 3: Supporting Children to Play, Learn and Develop. Synoptic topics learners will undertake are: Individual circumstances, Impact of circumstances on learning and development, Children Safety, Environment Health and Safety Considerations, Adapting activities and resources to support children development. . Assessment is external and exam based with 1 resit.
Key Stage 5
Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care and Child Development are offered for the duration of 1 year. The Components structure follows that of the KS4 pathway.
The BTEC National Extended Certificate is offered at Level 3 over 2 years. This qualification is equivalent to 1 A Level.
In year 12 students cover units 12 and 1.
Unit 12 – Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs includes: Reasons why individuals may experience additional needs, Investigate how to overcome the challenges to daily living faced by people with additional needs and Investigate the current practice with respect to provision for individuals with additional needs. Assessment is coursework based.
Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development includes: Human growth and development through the life stages, Factors affecting human growth and development and Effects of ageing.
Assessment is external and exam based with 1 resit.
In year 13 students cover units 5 and 2.
Unit 5 – Meeting individual Care and Support Needs includes: Principles, values and skills which underpin meeting the care and support needs of individuals, Ethical issues involved when providing care and support to meet individual need, 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 need. Assessment is coursework based.
Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social Care includes: The roles and responsibilities of people who work in the health and social care sector, The roles of organisations in the health and social care sector and Working with people with specific needs in the health and social care sector. Assessment is external and exam based with 1 resit.