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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at The Rodillian Academy

Course description

Year 12:
 
Unit 1: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care. This unit within the programme,    recognising the fact that effective communication is central to all work in the health and social care sectors. Professionals within the sectors require good communication and interpersonal skills to perform their roles effectively, work cooperatively with colleagues and build supportive relationships with people using services

Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care. This unit investigates how equality, diversity and rights are central to the effective operation of health and social care services. It explores discriminatory practice and its potential effects on patients/service users.

 Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care. Health, safety and security are a priority in all health and social care (HSC) practice and this unit gives learners an understanding of key principles that underpin work in the sector.

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.

 Unit 5: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care 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.

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.

 Unit 7: Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care. Studying this unit enables 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.

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.

Year 13:

In year 13 students will need to obtain a further 100 credits from a range of optional units. These units will be selected with students to take into consideration areas of interest and potential employment opportunities.

Course content

Year 12:
 
Unit 1: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care. This unit within the programme,    recognising the fact that effective communication is central to all work in the health and social care sectors. Professionals within the sectors require good communication and interpersonal skills to perform their roles effectively, work cooperatively with colleagues and build supportive relationships with people using services

Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care. This unit investigates how equality, diversity and rights are central to the effective operation of health and social care services. It explores discriminatory practice and its potential effects on patients/service users.

 Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care. Health, safety and security are a priority in all health and social care (HSC) practice and this unit gives learners an understanding of key principles that underpin work in the sector.

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.

 Unit 5: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care 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.

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.

 Unit 7: Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care. Studying this unit enables 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.

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.

Year 13:

In year 13 students will need to obtain a further 100 credits from a range of optional units. These units will be selected with students to take into consideration areas of interest and potential employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Year 12:
Students must have achieved four GCSEs at grades A*-C. It is NOT a requirement to have done a Health and Social Care course in Year 10 or 11.

Year 13:

Students must successfully complete all of the Year 12 units studied in order to continue with this course in Year 13.

Assessment

This is done through coursework completed in units that are internally marked and assessed. There are no examinations for the current specification.

Future opportunities

The course will give students the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the health and social care sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as nursing, teaching or social work.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 26 January 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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