FOAL - Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care

The Health and Social Care courses that we offer provide learners with an introduction to the range of health and social sectors operating in the UK today. Learners study a variety of units that develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in one of these sectors.

At Key Stage Four we offer the BTEC First Level 1/2 Award in Health and Social Care and the BTEC First Level 1/2 Award in Children’s Play, Learning and Development. At Key Stage Five we offer the BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma and Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

This page is designed to support students who are studying on these courses. It contains copies of assignments and resources used in lessons, as well as links to other support materials. To access any of the resources students should ask their teacher for a password.

 

BTEC First Level 1/2 Award in Health and Social Care

To see the specification for this course, click here.

Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development

In this unit, you will gain an understanding of lifespan development, which is essential when working in health and social care, as you will be able to appreciate the care needs of individuals at different life stages. This understanding is required for a wide range of health and social care roles including nursing, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and dieticians.

This unit is assessed through EXTERNAL testing.

Unit 2 – Health and Social Care Values

This unit will enable you to understand the high standards expected in health and social care in order to safeguard the wellbeing of individuals who use health and social care services.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

Unit 3 – Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

This unit will help you to explore the communication skills needed to interact with individuals who use health and social care services. You will put these skills into practice in real-life or simulated situations, in both one-to-one and group interactions. This will ensure that you develop a range of communication skills and are able to adapt them for a range of different service users and groups.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

Unit 6 – The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing

This unit extends your understanding of how important a balanced diet is to your health. In this unit you will explore what is meant by a balanced diet and its effects on the body. The knowledge and understanding you will gain in this unit is essential for a career in health and social care as it will help you support individuals to make the right choices to improve their health and wellbeing. It will also contribute to your own health and wellbeing by supporting you in making your own nutritional choices.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

 

BTEC First Level 1/2 Award in Children's Play, Learning and Development

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Unit 1 – Patterns of Child Development

This unit aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of child development. You will learn about five different areas of development – physical, cognitive, communication and language, emotional and social – and how these areas are linked. You will learn about the expected patterns of development, and if you choose to work with children this will help you plan activities and understand why children are doing certain things.

This unit is assessed through EXTERNAL testing.

Unit 2 - Promoting Children's Development through Play

In this unit you will look at how early years settings use play to promote children’s learning and development at different ages and stages, including babies, and the types of play opportunities that early years settings usually provide. You will find that play can be structured in broadly three ways: adult-led, adult-initiated and childinitiated play.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

Unit 3 - The Principles of Early Years Practice

In this unit you will look at some of the key principles that are reflected in best practice in early years. You will learn about inclusive practice as a way of valuing children and ensuring that they can benefit from the opportunities within the setting. You will also explore how children are empowered to ensure that children learn to become independent and develop a strong self-image, as well as ways in which this is put into practice.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

 

BTEC National Diploma and Subsidiary in Health and Social Care for Year 13 Learners

Unit 1 - Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

This unit aims to enable learners to understand effective communication, the barriers that may exist and ways to overcome these. The unit will give learners the opportunity to gain the interpersonal skills needed to embark on a career within the health or social care sectors.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

To see the specification for this unit, click here.

Unit  2 – Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

This unit aims to develop learners’ understanding of concepts related to equality, diversity and rights in health and social care. Learners will be able to gain knowledge of discriminatory practice and means of combatting this. They will also develop understanding of national initiatives that promote anti-discriminatory practice in health and social care settings.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

To see the specification for this unit, click here.

For practice assignment two, click here.

Unit 3 - Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care

This unit aims to enable learners to gain an understanding of the health, safety and security of individuals in a health and social care context. They will explore legislation, policies and procedures and gain an understanding of the purpose of risk analysis. Learners will also gain an understanding of how to deal with incidents and emergencies in a health and social care environment.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

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Unit 4 - Development through the Life Stages

This unit aims to enable learners to gain knowledge and understanding of the different stages throughout the human lifespan. Learners will be able to develop an understanding of both the physical and psychological changes of ageing and be able to apply theories of ageing to health and social care provision.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

To see the specification for this unit, click here.

Unit 5 – Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

This unit aims to enable learners to understand aspects of the anatomy and physiology of human body systems. Learners will be able to gain an overview of the organisation of the human body before looking at how body systems work together to provide energy for the body. Learners will have the opportunity to investigate how homeostatic mechanisms operate in the body.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

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Unit 6 – Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care

This unit aims to enable learners to understand the learning process and to give them the skills they need to plan for, monitor and reflect on their professional development. Learners will then be able to investigate and gain an understanding of health or social care provision. Learners must complete 100 hours work experience as a requirement of this unit.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

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Unit 7 – Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care

This unit aims to enable learners to gain an understanding of the different sociological approaches that can be used when studying and how these approaches can be used to study health and social care.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

To see the specification for this unit, click here.

Unit 8 - Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care

This unit aims to enable learners to understand the different psychological approaches that can be used when studying and in particular how these can be used to study health and social care.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

To see the specification for this unit, click here.

Unit 14 – Physiological Disorders

This unit aims to develop learners understanding of the nature of physiological disorders. They will also be able to gain knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. Learners will, additionally, learn how to produce care pathways which include an understanding of strategies to support individuals with particular disorders.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

To see the specification for this unit, click here.

Unit 21 – Nutrition in Health and Social Care

This unit aims to give learners an understanding of current thinking on nutritional health particularly relating to users of health and social care services. Learners will then be able to apply this understanding and make recommendations to improve the nutritional health of an individual.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

To see the specification for this unit. click here.

Unit 23 – Complementary Therapies in Health and Social Care

This unit aims to enable learners to investigate the use of complementary therapies in health and social care settings. Learners will be able to explore the role of complementary therapies in maintaining health and wellbeing and compare these to orthodox treatments.

This unit is assessed through internally assessed assignments.

To see the specification for this unit, click here.

Information on the new Level 3 BTEC for Year 12 leaners will be arriving shortly.