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Health And Social Care Unit 2 Coursework Definition

Health & Social Care

Subject Leader

Miss M Vickers –


Teaching Staff

Mrs H Burgess –


Subject Overview

We aim to deliver Health and Social Care as a worthwhile and enjoyable experience that is taught with passion and enthusiasm; preparing learners to become effective and ambitious professionals in a health and social care environment.

This subject is proving popular at KS4 and KS5 with students going on to study nursing, social work, teaching and midwifery at University. In addition to this students have found this qualification hugely beneficial in entering the care professions.


BTEC FIRST AWARD  in  Health and Social Care (NQF) LEVEL 2

BTEC Level 2 qualifications designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors.  They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to prepare for employment.  The qualifications also provide career development opportunities for those who want to go into a variety of Health or Social Care professions.

Students will follow the Edexcel Health and Social Care specification which consists of 4 units. These units are:

Unit 1:  Human Lifespan Development  (Exam)

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop a knowledge and understanding of different aspects of human growth and development across the main life stages. Learners can explore some of the different positive and negative influences which can affect development. This will help them to understand and be able to work with people who use health and social care services more effectively.

Unit 2: Health and Social Care Values    (coursework)

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.

Unit 3: Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain knowledge, understanding and practical skills they need to be able to communicate effectively within a health and social care environment. Throughout this unit learners will be able to investigate and learn about different forms of communication, understand barriers and be able to communicate effectively.

Unit 8: Individual Rights in Health and Social Care (coursework)

The aim of the unit is to enable learners to gain knowledge and understanding of issues that need to be considered when working health and social environments within a multicultural society. Learners will investigate the many factors that contribute to a diverse and equal society and principles and values which underpin the support given to individuals.

How Students Are Assessed

Evidence for assessment will be generated through a range of diverse activities including exam (unit 1), assignment and project work, case studies, role play and oral presentation (all other units).

A four-point grading scale of L1, Pass, Merit and Distinction is awarded to all units. Successful completion of all eight units can lead to four GCSE equivalent Grades A*-C.

What can I do on completion of this course?

This course leads on to the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care (or other equivalent courses) depending on grades and eventually to higher education or employment

This qualification is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required at an operational level in the care sector.

You will consider the role of care worker, your relationship with, and responsibilities towards, service users and the wider care sector.

Key Stage 5


The health and care sector encompasses staff involved in direct care, as well as specialists such as health scientists, technicians, support staff, supervisors and managers. Job opportunities exist in the statutory, private and voluntary provision of care services. The BTEC Level 3 National Award, Certificates and Diplomas in Health and Social Care can provide a springboard to a university degree or Foundation Degree in an appropriate vocational discipline, to BTEC HNCs and HNDs, or to employment.

This programme provides the perfect platform for you to enter the care profession.

How are you assessed?

It is a practical, work-related course, which will involve a number of projects and assignments that are based on realistic work place situations and activities. It introduces you to the employment areas you may be considering and provides a good basis in which to progress on to a more advanced work-related qualifications.


Each unit is assessed by a variety of assignment tasks, both written and practical.

Each unit will be graded PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION.

In order to gain the full qualification all units must be successfully completed

Examples of units you will study are:

  1. Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  2. Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
  3. Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
  4. Development Through the Life Stages
  5. Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  6. Sociological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
  7. Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
  8. Caring for Children and Young People
  9. Public Health
  10. Physiological Disorders


Who is the course for?

This course will appeal to those students who:

■Enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experience

■Want the opportunity to carry out practical work as well as class work

■Want to find out more about the subject through personal investigation

■Are interested in developing an understanding of caring organisations and the clients they serve

■Want to study a course that is active and enjoyable

■Want to move onto a related career or higher education course

■Would like to work in the health care sector, teaching, police force, youth work, social work etc.

Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5


Trips include visits to St Thomas Hospital – Old Operating Theatre.


Sexual Health worker visits

Baby work shop

Virtual babies


Examples of vocational classroom activities

Making play dough for playschool children

Making board games for the elderly

Making fimo/clay figures for various age groups

Planning and undertaking chair aerobics for the elderly

Planning and undertaking a bingo game

Cake decorating with the elderly


2014 KS5 School Trip to St Thomas’s Old Operating Theatre



Nvq 3 Health and Social Care Unit 2 Essay

906 WordsAug 1st, 20134 Pages

Pia George NVQ Health and Social Care

Unit 2: Engage in Personal Development in Health and Social Care Settings

1.1 & 1.2
My job requires that I am personally responsible to uphold the statement of values in all areas of my work. I have to provide emotional and educational support and demonstrate a caring attitude towards others which is based on respect dignity and equality.
I plan organise and implement activities within my service, following risk assessments.
I, as with any member of staff am involved in the planning and delivering of learning programmes which support personal and behavioural change, with direction and support from my senior.
I maintain communication with other members of staff regarding individuals, sharing…show more content…

We all have our own values, how important we think something is. E.g. honesty, and how important people think it is - very important, quite important, not important. Belief systems, religious beliefs, cultural norms etc, and experiences, our background and upbringing, events that affect the way we think. Not everyone sees things as we do and we might not agree with others. However, when working with people whose beliefs differ from our own, we must feel that our beliefs and values are being respected in order to reciprocate.

Honesty is something I value in another person, and I have struggled with service users who haven’t been honest about something. I have tried hard to understand the reasons why someone would not be honest with me. Usually after I have spoken to another member of staff, and heard their input and theories I can begin to see why and move on from the incident.

3.1 & 4.1
My Senior - She helps me by answering any concerns I have about work. We have regular supervisions, where we set targets and goals for the coming month and sometimes beyond, these are reviewed at the following supervision.
Our Head of Service comes in to speak to me about my role. She will advise and support me with my performance and

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