About the Course Edexcel BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma – 90 credits This qualification broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and encompasses the essential skills, knowledge and understanding needed to gain confidence and progression. There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for progression within education or into employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to study in detail or work in a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to 1.5 GCE A Levels and provides a programme of study manageable in a year so that learners can bank and then build on their achievement. In this way it encourages progression for those learners who wish to undertake a one-year course of study because of individual circumstances. Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a larger or different level 3 programme. Other learners may want to extend the specialism they studied on the BTEC Level 3 Certificate or the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma programme. Learners may also be able to use the BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma to gain partial achievement and have the requisite skills, knowledge and understanding needed in the sector. For adult learners the BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma can extend their experience of working in a particular sector. It could also be a suitable qualification for those wishing to change career or move into a particular area of employment following a career break. Key features of these BTEC qualifications in Health and Social Care The BTEC qualifications in this specification have been developed in the health and social care sector to: – l provide education and training for health and social care employees – l give health and social care employees opportunities to achieve a nationally recognised level vocationally-specific qualification – l give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the health and social care sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Health and Social Care – l give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attribute essential for successful performance in working life.
Units You Will Cover Year 12 Unit 1: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care Unit 4: Development Through the Life Stages Unit 10: Caring for Children and Young People Year 13 Unit 14: Physiological Disorders Unit 23: Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care Unit 29: Applied Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care Unit 45: Independent Learning in Health and Social Care The course consists of four mandatory units: Unit 1, 2, 3, 4 which equates to 40 credits plus 5 optional units to make up the 90 credits. Students must complete all mandatory units as well as the optional units to achieve the full qualification. The first two units you will start at the beginning of year 12 are: Unit 1: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care This booklet aims to give the basic knowledge needed to start these units effectively.
Unit 1: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care The first topic you will cover within this unit is different types of communication. You need to carry out some research in order to answer the questions below: What is group communication? Aim and purpose This unit aims to enable learners to understand effective communication, the barriers that may exist and ways to overcome these. The unit will give learners the opportunity to gain the interpersonal skills needed to embark on a career within the health or social care sectors. What is one to one communication? What is formal communication? What is informal communication? What is verbal communication? What is non - verbal communication? What is specialist / alternative communication?
Unit 1: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care Now you know what the different types of communication are complete the mindmap below with as many different forms of communication and you can think of and find. A couple have been done for you. Communication Types Text messaging Verbal
Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care The first topic you will cover within this unit is potential hazards and harm that could be within health and social care settings. Using a variety of resources such as the internet find the answers to the below questions: Aim and purpose This unit aims to enable learners to gain an understanding of the health, safety and security of individuals in a health and social care context. They will explore legislation, policies and procedures and gain an understanding of the purpose of risk analysis. Learners will also gain an understanding of how to deal with incidents and emergencies in a health and social care environment. What is a hazard? What is harm & abuse? What is a risk assessment? What Health & Social Care settings may need to have a risk assessment?
Unit 3: Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care Now look a the pictures below and label them with; What is the hazard? What harm could it cause to someone? How could this hazard be removed or controlled?