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Health and Social Care Cambridge Technical Certificate at St Benedict's Catholic School

Course description

Unit 1: Building positive relationships in health and social care
This unit aims to introduce you to the many different relationships that you will encounter within the health and social care sector; whether with colleagues, senior members of staff, other professionals within the sector or individuals who require care and support. By doing this unit you will apply communication and relationship building skills in a practical way, considering how different factors, including context, can impact on the building of positive relationships. You will also be introduced to the concept of the person-centred approach which will help with your relationship building skills.

Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and rights in health and social care.
This unit will help you to understand the implications of diversity on practice and also the effects of discriminatory practice on individuals who require care or support. You will also gain an appreciation of how legislation and national initiatives can support and promote anti-discriminatory practice. Strategies used to promote equality, respect diversity and support individuals’ rights will be examined. You will develop your ability to recognise both good and discriminatory practice in care situations. You will develop your judgement and decision-making skills to choose appropriate responses to care situations and determine a course of action to promote the equality, diversity and rights of individuals in care settings.

Unit 3: Health, safety and security in health and social care
This unit introduces you to health, safety and security in health and social care. You will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to equip you in maintaining a safe working environment for yourself, your colleagues and individuals who require care and support. You will learn how legislation, policies and procedures work to reduce risks in health and social care and the consequences of not following them. You will also learn how to respond to different incidents and emergencies with health and social care settings.

Assessment

Students have three assessments each carrying equal weight within the qualification.
- Unit 1: Building positive relationships in health and social care. Internally assessed and moderated by OCR
- Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and rights in health and social care. Assessed by exam, 1 hour 20 minute paper of 60 marks.
- Unit 3: Health, safety and security in health and social care. Assessed by exam 1 hour 20 minute paper of 60 marks. There is one resit opportunity for all examined units.

Future opportunities

This qualification is suitable for students who want to study health science, social care or childcare. It provides the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into higher education on a health and social care programme such as nursing, social work or health and social care. The qualification covers health and social care in wider contexts of different environments and settings where care takes place and the importance of communication, legislation and developing a person-centred approach in the care given.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Benedict's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2017
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