Health and Social Care


Year 9, 10, 12 and 13

As a subject health and social care helps students develop a range of personal and professional skills as well as attitudes and techniques for further study or employment application.

Students will achieve a qualification that will contribute to their future plans. This qualification helps to stimulate and motivate students to achieve their full potential through practical activities and written assessments. The practical activities will give students a taste of the vocational sector and enable theory to be linked to practice.

The course content is delivered using a variety of methods including practical assessments and written tasks, class discussions, presentations, visiting speakers and visits out of school to a variety of care settings.

To gain the level 1/2 qualification students will complete assessments for one mandatory unit, two optional units of work and an exam unit.

To gain the level 3 qualification students must complete assignment tasks for three mandatory units and three optional units.

The mandatory and optional units at both levels will be internally assessed and then externally moderated.

Scheme of work summary: Year 9 and 10

Two units are studied in the first year of this two year level 1/2 for an OCR Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care and two units in the second year

Year 9

  • Unit RO22: Communicating and working with individuals in health and social care
  • Unit RO23: Understanding body systems and disorders


Year 10

  • Unit RO21: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings (exam)
  • Unit RO28: Understanding the development and protection


Scheme of work summary: Year 11

Two mandatory units and two optional units are studied and completed in one year for the level 1/2 OCR Cambridge National Certificate

  • Unit RO22: Communicating and working with individuals in health and social care
  • Unit RO23: Understanding body systems and disorders
  • Unit RO21: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings (exam)
  • Unit RO28: Understanding the development and protection


Scheme of work summary: Year 12 and 13

Three units are studied in the first year for the BTEC Nationals Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care and three more units in the second year of this two year course

Year 12

  • Unit 21: Nutrition for health and social care
  • Unit 10: Caring for children and young people
  • Unit 3:   Health, safety and security in health and social care


Year 13

  • Unit 48: Personal and professional development in health and social care
  • Unit 1:   Developing effective communication
  • Unit 2:   Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care


Useful websites

Year Group

 

Yr 9

 

Communication skills in care environments.

Yr 10&11

 

www.zerotothree.org/child-development/
www.kidshealth.org/parent/growth

Baby and young children's development 0-3 years.

Yr 12 &13

www.skillsforhealth.org.uk

www.dh.gov.uk

www.direct.gov.uk                                                      

 

Sector Skills Council for the UK Health Sector.

Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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