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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Great Wyrley Performing Arts High School

Course description

This qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level consisting of four units of which three are mandatory and two are externally assessed. The content for each unit is outlined in the table below indicating the Guided Learning Hours (GLH) whether they are mandatory and the method of assessment.

Course content

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development
Learning Aim A: Human growth and development through the life stages.
Learning Aim B: Factors affecting human growth and development.
Learning Aim C: Effects of ageing (Physical & Psychological).

Unit2: Working in Health and Social Care
Learning Aim A: The roles and responsibilities of people who work in the health and social care sector.
Learning Aim B: The roles of the organisation in the health and social care sector.
Learning Aim C: Working with people with specific needs in the health and social care sector.

Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Learning Aim A: Examine principles, values and skills which underpin meeting the care and support needs of individuals.
Learning Aim B: Examine the ethical issues involved when providing care and support to meet individual needs.
Learning Aim C: Investigate the principles behind enabling individuals with care and support needs to overcome challenges.

Unit 12: Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs
Learning Aim A: Examine reasons why individuals may experience additional needs.
Learning Aim B: Examine how to overcome challenges to daily living faced by people with additional needs.
Learning Aim C: Investigate current practice with respect to provision for individuals with additional needs.

Future opportunities

This is a two year course, which leads to a national qualification recognised by employers. It gives students a broad educational base for employment in the field of Health and Social Care and Higher Education. The course can help students to progress to further studies, for example a Degree, a Diploma course, Teacher Training or Nursing depending on GCSE profile.

How does the qualification provide employability skills?

Cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying theories and creative solutions, use systems and technology.

Interpersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation.

Intrapersonal skills: self-management (organisation and working to deadlines), adaptability and resilience (understanding and tolerance of others), self-monitoring and development.

Useful if considering a career in…
- Early Years
- Primary or Secondary Education
- Nursing
- Social Work
- or any occupation in Health and Social Care

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Wyrley Performing Arts High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 August 2017
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