We study the Cambridge National Level 1/2 Certificate in Health and Social Care. There are 4 units that students will study across years 10 and 11.
In the external exam unit which is sat in January of Year 11, with the option to resit in June of Year 11, students will learn about individual rights, why it is important to maintain the rights as well as the different ways they can do this, values of care and early years values of care, where these are applied, how they can apply them and the physical, intellectual, emotional and social effects of not applying the values of care on the service user. They also learn about 5 pieces of legislation, understanding the key aspects of each, and think about the impact each piece of legislation will have on the service user, care practitioner and the service provider. Finally they will understand what personal hygiene, safety and security measures could be used in different care settings and why they are important to be used as well as how they protect individuals.
Students will complete this piece of coursework in Year 11 . Students will understand and learn about different methods of communication and why it is important to use them to lead to effective communication, as well as this they will look at the factors which can positively affect a conversation, and the barriers to communication and how they could be overcome to improve communication. They will look at the personal qualities needed by a care worker working in either a health, social care or early years settings and how these qualities can help provide effective care to their service users. They will learn how to plan for 2 interventions, bringing together the knowledge that they have gained throughout the unit, before practical demonstrating their communication in 2 different scenarios.
Students will complete this piece of coursework in Year 10. Students will learn about different types of creative activities, how they can help different individuals who may have differing needs, as well as how creative activities can help people in different life stages. They will be able to explain the physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social benefits of taking part in a variety of different creative activities. They will also learn about how to plan an effective creative activity for a group or individual in a health, social care or early years setting, before practically delivering their activity and review how it has gone and if there would be anything that they would change for future activities.
Students will complete this piece of coursework in Year 10. Students will learn how to successfully assess the scene of an accident, being able to explain why dangers could be hazard and how they can make it safe, when they might need to seek additional support vand why this support would be appropriate in the situation that they are dealing with, as well as this they will understand why the information that they give to the emergency services needs to be given should they need to contact them at the scene of an accident. They will learn about different first aid procedures, understand the causes, symptoms, severity and the steps to treat the injury or situation before having to practically learn this, and demonstrate how to effectively complete the procedures. Once they have completed the practical element, students will need to reflect and review their performance, identifying their strengths and weaknesses as well as suggesting ways they can improve their weaknesses for the future.