Mrs G Browne (Director of Department)
This is a highly successful and popular course to pick as an option in year 10. This subject offers a general introduction into the health and social care sector. You will learn how to communicate; this will improve your ability to develop good relationships with all people from all areas of your life. You will have the opportunity to test these new skills out by taking part in a group interaction within one of the feeder primary Schools/Nurseries.
You will learn about individual needs, examining what needs every human being has from basic survival to achieving ones full potential. You will examine an individual’s health status using practical methods, carrying out various tests, and then devise a plan for that individual to improve on their current health and well being.
You will study every stage of life, from birth right up into old age. You will investigate the different factors that can affect an persons health and wellbeing. These will include smoking, diet, substance misuse, income, family, friends, abuse, ageing to name but a few.
You may well be offered the option to take home over a weekend one of our virtual babies, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to experience life whilst juggling your own needs and trying to meet the needs of a newborn baby.
Progression could be onto level 3 health and social care – (BTEC National’s, BTEC Diplomas, NVQ). Gives learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills/techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life, and will inform career or further education decisions.
Why Study BTEC Health and Social Care?
This course builds upon Level 2 Health and Social Care, however it is not essential to have completed level 2 before you commence on this course.
This course offers many opportunities for you to experience various aspects of the Health Care and Social Care sectors. You will develop effective communication skills, this will involve taking part in two separate interaction within a Health Care, Social Care or Childcare setting.
Working in the Care sector will involve working with many different people which very diverse backgrounds, you will examine the concept of equality, diversity and human rights. You will learn how to recognise discriminatory behavior and know how to prevent it from happening, particularly to individuals who are very vulnerable.
The majority of people who require support form care services tend to be at a vulnerable stage in their lives, you will scrutinize how best we can ensure the safety of these people, addressing those challenging issues of abuse of vulnerable people, looking at why this happens, how it happens and we can prevent and stop it. You will also learn how to identify hazards within Health and Social Care settings, and know how to make sure that evrythign possible that can be done, will be done in order to ensure the safety and protection of all people in your care.
People grow and change over time, you will have the opportunity to study these changes and examine the factors that can impact on an individual development, and discussing challenging issues such as how much impact does the social and economic environment you grow up in have on your health and well being. You will examine how and why we age, looking at what we can do to try to ensure a happy old age.
The human body is a spectacular thing, you will study the make up of the body, discovering how it works and manages itself. This unit will also involve practical sessions that examine the functioning of healthy body systems.
Progression can be onto BTEC Higher5 Nationals or other Higher Education programmers’ of study. Gives learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills/techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life, and will inform career or further education decisions.