St. Joseph's School and Sixth Form: 23/06/2017

BTEC HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

BTEC HOME/ BUSINESS STUDIES / HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE/ ART & DESIGN/ TRAVEL & TOURISM/ PUBLIC SERVICES

 The Health & Social Care provision within St. Joseph’s Sixth Form Centre builds on the HSC course offered at Level 2. The courses offered within the Sixth Form include:

  • Subsidiary Diploma      which is the 1 A-Level equivalent that allows (and encourages) students to      opt for the course alongside their other A-Level choices.
  • Diploma – which is the 2 A-Level equivalent that includes over      250 hours of work experience.

The courses begin with a general overview of the health and social care sectors with content ranging from communication skills, equality and diversity, the development of children, dementia care and sociological and psychological perspectives.

The Subsidiary Diploma remains quite general throughout the course whilst the Diploma (with work experience) allows for a student to focus on a area of the sector they are most interested in through their work placement.

All elements of the course are achieved by the successful completion of school-devised assignment tasks. There are no external examinations as part of this course.

The course details include:

Qualification Title – BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health & Social Care

Qualification Number

Level – 3

General/Vocational – Vocational

Exam Board: Edexcel

Learning provider: St. Joseph’s Catholic School & Sixth Form Centre

Language: English

Venue: On Site

Include exams: No


Qualification Title – BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care

Qualification Number

Level – 3

General/Vocational – Vocational

Exam Board: Edexcel

Learning provider: St. Joseph’s Catholic School & Sixth Form Centre

Language: English

Venue: On Site with work placement

Include exams: No


In Year 12/13 you may study:

Unit 10 – Caring for Children and Young People

Students will consider the care available for children and young people who need to be looked after. They will explore the different types of care available and the roles of a range of relevant people and organisations involved in safeguarding and caring for children and young people.

Unit 44 – Vocational Experience in Health & Social Care

Students will have greater opportunity to understand how health or social care organisations operate and will investigate one specific health or social care organisation through the completion of a work experience placement of 100 hours.

Unit 6 – Personal and Professional Development

Initially, students will explore factors that affect learning, then plan and monitor their personal and professional development and reflect on it. They will gain a key understanding of the health and social care sectors, including aspects of service delivery and the fundamentals of research methodology through the completion of a work experience placement of 100 hours.

Other units may include:

  • Anatomy and Philosophy
  • Caring for Old People
  • Introduction to      Counselling Skills
  • Dementia Care
  • Communication Skills
  • Equality, Diversity and      Rights
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Psychological Perspectives

Results 

 

A*

A

B

C

D

E

2012

0

0

0

2

0

2

2013

3

1

0

7

0

1

 Destinations

 Students who have studied Health & Social Care at St. Joseph’s are currently:

Studying Health & Social Care related courses in universities including:

  • Glamorgan
  • Swansea
  • NPTC Group

Working in apprenticeships or other employment including:

 

Other activities

A very important part of all vocational courses at St. Joseph’s is the link to the world of work and modern, up-to-date, relevant information. With this is mind the different subject areas organise a variety of enrichment, cultural and academic visits throughout the course. This year these have included:

Visit to the Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff Bay

Students from both the Year 12 Business Studies and Health & Social Care classes visited the home of Welsh democracy – The Senedd, in Cardiff Bay. During this visit they were able to experience a deeper understanding of the work of political systems and how the decisions made by these bodies affect businesses (linked to Business Studies – Unit 1) and employees and organisations within the health and care sector (linked to Health & Social Care – Unit 2). The group also had the opportunity to question their Assembly Member, David Rees in the assembly debating chamber.

Brussels 2014

35 students from across Year 12 and 13 travelled to Brussels in March 2014 to aid the learning within their Business Studies and Health & Social Care courses along with partaking in a cultural experience. The visit involved travelling via Eurostar direct to Brussels where students visited the European Parliament, met their MEP, toured the Stella Artois Brewery and taste tested with a ‘Chocolate Master’. All pupils involved thoroughly enjoyed this experience of a different culture and environment and will use what they saw in their forthcoming assignments.

Next Stop………New York 2015? Brussels 2015?

 Further Details

 Download KS5 Health & Social Care Pathway Document