KEY STAGE 4 OVERVIEW
At Key Stage 4 students can opt to study Level 2 in Health and Social Care where they will learn the following:
Human Lifespan Development
Students will learn how humans grow and develop from conception to death. This includes:
Development milestones and norms
Predictable and unpredictable life events
Nature vs. Nurture debate
EFFECTIVE USE OF COMMUNICATION
Students will learn about the importance of good communication in Health and Social Care including:
Different types of verbal and non-
Different alternative forms of communication
Barriers to communication and how to overcome them
HEALTH CARE VALUES
Students will learn why Care Values are so important in Health and Social Care including:
Peron centred care
Dignity and respect
Needs and choices
HEALTHY EATING AND NUTRITION
Students will learn about how what we eat and our lifestyle can have a direct link to our health. This includes
The Eat Well Guide and how it is used by care professionals
Nutrients: Why the body needs them and where we can find them.
Effects of malnutrition and over nutrition.
Needs and choices of different people depending on age, culture, ethics and dietary requirements
Designing suitable diets for clients with specific dietary needs.
KEY STAGE 5
At Key Stage 5 pupils can opt to study Level 3 in Health and Social Care where they will learn the following:
UNIT 1: HUMAN LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT
This unit will help learners to discover the influences, factors and life events that shape people into the individuals they are. Learners will realise that while we all share a common biological pattern of development, our actual life course may differ considerably from what is expected. Health and social care practitioners need to develop a knowledge base for working with people in every stage of their lives and this unit will lay the foundations for that journey of learning. Much of the learning will take place using interesting and practical activities. In some cases, using a workplace for observations will provide relevant and useful information.
UNIT 2: WORKING IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
This unit enables learners to explore what it is like to work in the health and social care sector. When working for an organisation which provides health and social care services, there are important responsibilities which learners need to understand and be able to carry out. They will also learn about the organisations themselves and the different settings in which services are delivered depending on the needs of the service user. This unit will also enable learners to understand how specific work roles such as a nurse or a social worker are monitored.
UNIT 5: MEETING INDIVIDUAL CARE AND SUPPORT NEEDS
This unit enables learners to understand the principles and practicalities that underpin the way that care and support meet the needs of individuals. The needs of the individual are paramount. The principles and values which underpin the ways in which care and support are provided reflect this fundamental concern and in turn, enable the individual to articulate their own needs. Learners will need to understand that without these principles and values, the care and support provided might well be less effective.
UNIT 12: SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS
This unit has been designed with a focus on the individual uniqueness of people with additional needs and to introduce your learners to the benefits of equality and respecting diversity for wider society. The emphasis is on inclusion, promoting independence and understanding the policies and procedures that help health and social care workers provide appropriate support, values, the care and support provided might well be less effective.
Mrs S Gunning