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Health And Social Care

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care aims to provide an introduction the sector. It is for learners who are interested in learning about the health and social care sector and it is equivalent in size to one A Level. Each unit has a different focus and is designed to teach students to apply their knowledge, investigate and solve problems in a range of contexts within the sector.

Students will learn about the different ways in which the human body grows and develops across the life stages and the varying factors that can impact on this both positively and negatively. The different services offered by professionals working in the sector and the responsibilities that they have when caring for service users.

Combination of assessment styles are used across the course and learners can demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding through work-related contexts.

The units we study are:

  • Human Lifespan Development – An external exam which covers Human growth and development through the life stages, factors affecting human growth and development and effects of ageing.
  • Working in Health and Social Care – An external exam which covers 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.
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs- An internally assessed piece of coursework based on 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 needs and principles behind enabling individuals with care and support needs to overcome challenges.
  • Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs - An internally assessed piece of coursework based on reasons why individuals may experience additional needs, examine how to overcome the challenges to daily living faced by people with additional needs and investigate current practice with respect to provision for individuals with additional needs

 

KS5 Children’s Learning, Play and Development

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Children’s Play, Learning and Development aims to provide an introduction the sector. It is for learners who are interested in learning about the sector and it is equivalent in size to one A Level. Each unit has a different focus and is designed to teach students to apply their knowledge, investigate and solve problems in a range of contexts within the sector.

Students will learn about the growth and development of children from birth up to seven years 11 months. They will investigate how children develop communication, literacy and numeracy skills. In addition to this they will look at the importance of play and how adults keep children safe.

A combination of assessment styles are used across the course and learners can demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding through work-related contexts.

The units we study are:

  • Children’s Development: An external exam which covers children’s developmental progress from birth up to seven years 11 months.
  • Development of Children’s Communication, Literacy and Numeracy Skills: An external exam which covers how children develop literacy, language, numeracy and communication skills and how to promote and support this development.
  • Play and Learning: An internally assessed piece of coursework based on the benefits of play, the influence of theories and approaches to play, and how to provide and support purposeful play and learning activities for children.
  • Keeping Children Safe: An internally assessed piece of coursework based on the responsibilities of a professional to promote and maintain health and safety, and what to do in an emergency or when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.