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Health & Social Care/Child Development

The Health and Social Care Department has a consistent record for high achievement for students both at key stage 4 and key stage 5. This is a reflection of the dedication and hard work of our experienced staff, who regularly offer after school sessions to students of all abilities. In addition revision and intervention workshops are offered to students during the school holidays.

The department has close links with Health and Social Care services in the local area to provide students with the opportunity for enrichment activities to facilitate their studies and develop their skills.

In Year 11, students are given the opportunity to participate in the Baby Care Programme whereby they are given the opportunity to take home an animatronic baby for the weekend. This has proven to be an excellent experience for our students and they receive a certificate in Baby Care if they are successful.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CURRICULUM PLAN

KEY STAGE

YEAR

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

KEY STAGE 4

9

Child development

Unit R019

2.1

Key equipment

0- 1 years

Travel

Feeding

Sleeping

Clothing

Key Factors

Age appropriateness

Safety

Cost

Design

Durability

Hygiene

Start task 1 assignment

2.2

Key equipment 

1-5 years

Travel

Feeding

Sleeping

Clothing

Key Factors

Age appropriateness

Safety

Cost

Design

Durability

Hygiene

Start task 2 assignment

Completion of task 1 and 2

3.1Current government     dietary        guidelines

Macro & micro nutrients

Weaning stage 1

Weaning stage 2

Weaning stage 3(planning and   making a 2 course meal for a 4 year     old child)

Start task 3 assignment

3.3 Nutritional requirements for stages of feeding children

Main food groups-Protein

Carbohydrates

Fruit & vegetables

Dairy

Start task 4 assignment

 

Completion of task 3 & 4

3.4 How to investigate feeding solutions

Nutritional analysis

Factors for consideration

Hygiene practices

Task 5 assignment

3.5 How to evaluate feeding solutions

Comparison

Evaluate your choices

Conclusions

End of unit

Continue with task 5

Completion of task 5

 

9

Health and social care

UNITS

R029

Understanding the nutrients needed for good health

 

 

R027

Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years settings

R029

L01: know the dietary needs for each life stage

Young people

Adulthood

Older adults

The importance and function of each nutrient

Macro/micro nutrients

Producing energy

Growth & repair

Prevention of disease

Aid nerve function

Aid excretion process

Carrier for other nutrients

Cell protection and formation

Dietary requirements and guidelines

DRV

RNI

Eat well guide

Start assignment 1

 

R029

L02: be able to create dietary plans for specific dietary needs

the factors that influence diet

 Income

Location

Lifestyle choice

Vegetarian

Vegan

Religion

Allergies/ intolerances

To create dietary plans considering,

 Dietary needs for specific conditions Type 2 diabetes

The sources of nutrients

Protein

vegetable sources

 Carbohydrates

Fat – animal sources

vegetable sources

vitamins

A, B, C, D

Minerals

Synoptic link

Start assignment 2

Completion assignment 1

R029

L03: Be able to produce nutritional meals for specific dietary require-ments

Create a meal for a type 2 diabetic

Think about: ingredients

Combining nutrients in a meal

Portion size

Assess meal      choice in relation     to government guidelines

DRV

RNI

Hygienic and         safe preparation      of food

Start assignment       3

Completion assignment 2 and 3

R029

Amendments and corrections to whole unit

R027

L01: Understand the different types of creative activities available in health, social care and early years settings

The different types of creative activities

Imaginative

Physical

Intellectual

Medical

Social

Developmental

Emotional

The needs of the individuals that these activities address

Children and young people – physical, learning difficulties, special needs

Adults – mental health needs, sensory impairments

Older adults – memory loss, lack of mobility

Start assignment 1

 

R027

L02: understand the benefits of participating in creative activities

The benefits of participating in creative activities

Physical

Intellectual

Language

Emotional

Social

 

Start assignment 2

Finish assignment 1

 

10

Child development

UNIT

R020

R018

Exam Unit

 

  1. The development norms form birth to 5 years

Physical development

Intellectual development

Social development

Start task 1 assignment

2.1Benefits of learning through play

Types of play

Manipulative

Cooperative

Solitary

Physical

Creative

Benefits of play

Physical

Intellectual

Social

Creativity

(choose a person to study at home 1 to 5 years old)

Start task 2

Completion of tasks 1 & 2

3.1 plan a range of different activities for a chosen development area

Aims

Types of activities chosen

Reasons for choice

Safety considerations

Timescales/resources

Methods of observation

Methods of recording

Start task 3 assignment

4.1 How to carry out a range of different activities

Introduce the activities

Methods of observing the activities

Methods of recording the activities Norms

Strengths and weaknesses

Improvements

Conclusions

Start task 4 assignment

Completion of task 3 & 4

End of unit

 

  1. Exam unit

Factors which affect decisions to have children

Pre conception health

Roles and responsibilities of parenthood meeting primary needs, socialisation/love and nurture

Continued

Contraception

Barrier methods

The structure and function of the male and female reproductive system

Signs and symptoms of pregnancy

Revision booklet

For summer

10

Health and social care

R027

Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years setting

R021

Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings

(EXAM)

R027

Be able to carry out creative activities in a health, social care or early years setting

How to plan a creative activity

The type, aim, objectives, timescales, resources, safety, legal requirements, cost, success criteria, roles and responsibilities, methodology and communication

Carry out creative activity

Introduction,

Main content

Closing stages

Synoptic link

Start and finish assignment 3

Finish assignment 2

 

R027

Amendments and corrections to whole unit

R021

L01: understand how to support individuals to maintain their rights

The rights of the individual

Choice

Confidentiality

Protection from harm and abuse

Equal and fair treatment

Consultation

Why it is important to maintain individual's rights

How care workers can support individuals to maintain their rights

Using effective communication

Providing up-to-date information

Challenge discriminatory behaviour

Complaints procedure advocacy

REVISION NOTES

TEST

 

 

R021

L02: understand the importance of the values of care and how they are applied

The values in health and social care

Where they are applied

How they are applied

How early years values of care are applied in settings

REVISION NOTES

TEST

 

R021

L03: understand how legislation impacts on care settings

Key aspects of legislation that is relevant to

Children and young people

Vulnerable adults

Ethnic minority groups

People with disabilities

Men and women

Older adults

Legislation overview

Equality Act

Childrens Act

Data Protection Act

HASAWA

Mental Health Act

How key legislation impacts on

People who use the service

Care practitioners

Service providers

REVISION NOTES

TEST

 

R021

L04: Understand how personal hygiene, safety and security measures protect individuals

 

Personal hygiene

Hair tied back, open wounds covered, no jewellery, no nail polish, appropriate clothing, hand washing routines

Safety procedures

Emergency procedures, equipment considerations

Moving and handling techniques

Security measures

Monitoring of keys, security pads on doors, window locks

How individuals are protected

Methods for reducing the spread of infection

Reducing risks/danger

Prevent accidents and promote good practice

REVISION NOTES

PAST PAPERS

SIT EXAM

11

Child development

R018

EXAM UNIT

2.1 antenatal care and preparation for birth

The roles of different professionals

Parenting classes

Routine checks carried out

Specialised diagnostic tests

Choices available for delivery

Stages of labour

Pain relief

3.1 Postnatal checks

Apgar score

Manage and prevent childhood illnesses

Child safety

Exam January

Coursework improvements

Coursework improvements

End of course submission of coursework May

Revision for resits

Exam Unit

Revision for resits

Exam Unit

 

 

Health and social care

R021

Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings

(EXAM)

For those who need to resit

R022

Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings

L01: understand how to communicate effectively

Different types of communication

Verbal

Non-verbal

Written

Specialist

Factors that positively affect communication

Environmental

Interpersonal

Barriers to communication

Language

Speech difficulties

Environment

Ways to overcome barriers

Adapt environment

Calm tone

Train staff

Start assignment 1

Exam revision assignments for resits as additional work

Re-sits exams

L02: Understand the personal qualities that contribute to effective care

Qualities that contribute to effective care

Patience

Understanding

Empathy

Respect

Willingness

Sense of humour

Cheerfulness

Start assignment 2

Finish assignment 1

Exam revision assignments for resits as additional work

Re-sits exams

 

L03: be able to communicate effectively within a health and social care and early years setting

Plan for a one to one and group health, social care or early year interaction

Time

Environmental factors

Topic of conversation

Skills to be used

Reasons for the need to communicate effectively

Ensure the comfort of the individual

To show value and respect

How to communicate effectively in a one to one and a group situation

Active listening

Appropriate body language

Adapting/using appropriate language

Synoptic link

Start and finish assignment 3

Finish assignment 2

Coursework improvements

End of course submission of coursework May

Coursework improvements

End of course submission of coursework May

 

KEY STAGE 5

12

Extended certificate

 

Unit 3

Health, safety and security in health and social care

(EXAM)

 

Unit 5

 

Infection control

Unit 10

Nutrition for health

Unit 2

Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care

Unit 14

Anatomy and physiology for health and social care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 3

L01: Understand potential hazards in health, social care and child care environments

Types of hazards

Potential impacts of hazards for individuals who require care or support, employees and employers

Harm and abuse

Types of settings

Unit 3

L02: Understand how legislation, policies and procedures promote health, safety and security in health, social care and child care environments

Legislation

Safeguarding

Influences of legislation

Implementation of policies and procedures

Review of policies and procedures

Unit 2

L01: Understand the concepts of equality, diversity and rights and how these are applied in the context of health, social care and child care environments

Concepts

Application of concepts

Support networks

Unit 2

L02: Understand the impact of discriminatory practices on individuals in health, social care and child care environments

Discriminatory practices

Individuals affected

Impact on individuals

 

Unit 3

L03: Understand the roles and responsibilities involved in health, safety and security in health, social care and child care environments

Roles

Responsibilities

Consequences of not meeting responsibilities

Unit 3

L04: know how to respond to incidents and emergencies in a health, social care or child care environment

Incidents and emergencies

Responses to incidents and emergencies

Responsibilities of a first aider

EXAM REVISION

PAST PAPERS

Unit 2

L03: Understand how current legislation and national initiatives promote anti – discriminatory practice in health, social care and child care environments

Key aspects of current legislation

Overview of national initiatives

The impact of legislation and national initiatives

Unit 2

L04: Understand how equality, diversity and rights in health, social care and child care environments

Applying best practice in health, social care or child care environments

Explaining discriminatory practices in health, social care or child care environments

Choosing appropriate action/ response to promote equality, diversity and rights in health, social care or child care environments

EXAM REVISION

PAST PAPERS

 

SIT UNIT 3 EXAM

UNIT 5

L01: Understand infection control in health and social care

Definition of infection control

Common terms and their meanings

Health, social care environments where infection control is important

Risks associated with poor infection control

Relevant legislation in relation to infection control

Start P1 P2 M1 first draft

SIT Unit 2 EXAM

Unit 14

L01: understand the cardiovascular system, malfunctions and their impact on individuals

Composition and function of blood

Function of the heart

Control and regulation of the cardiac cycle

Types, structure and function of blood vessels

Formation of tissue fluid and lymph

Cardiovascular malfunctions possible causes and symptoms

Monitoring, treatment and care needs for cardiovascular malfunctions

Unit 14

L02: understand the respiratory system, malfunctions and their impact on individuals

Structure of the respiratory system

Inspiration and expiration

Gaseous exchange

Cellular respiration

Respiratory malfunctions possible causes and effects

Monitoring, treatment and care needs for cardiovascular malfunctions

 

Unit 5

L02: know the chain of infection

Chain of infection

Sources

Reservoirs

Portals of exit

Methods of transmission

Person at risk

Portals of entry

Start P3 P4 first draft

Finish P1 P2 M1

Unit 5

L03: Be able to control the spread of infection

Eradicate the source of infection

Preventing the method of spread

Protection by immunisation

Protective clothing

Use of aseptic technique and sterile dressings

Importance of maintaining standard precautions

Last offices and care of the deceased

Start P5 P6 P7 M2 M3 D1 first draft

Finish P3 P4

Unit 14

L03: Understand the digestive system malfunctions and their impact on individuals

Gross structure of digestive system and functions of component parts

Mechanical and chemical digestion

Digestive roles of the liver and pancreas

Absorption and assimilation

Digestive malfunctions

Monitoring, treatment and care needs for digestive malfunctions

Unit 14

L04: understand the musculoskeletal systems, malfunctions and their impact on individuals

Structure of the bone

Types of joint

Components of a synovial joint

Musculoskeletal malfunctions possible causes and effects

Monitoring, treatment and care needs for musculoskeletal malfunctions`

Unit 5

L04: Understand the role of the health and social care worker in controlling infection

Following policy and procedures

Working with individuals who require care and support

Waste disposal

Cleaning practices

Cleaning facilities for different rooms

Monitoring and recording procedures

Reporting outbreaks of infectious and communicable diseases

Start and finish  P8 P9 P10 M4 D2

Finish P5 P6 P7 M2 M3 D1

Unit to be ready for moderation

Unit 14

L05: understand the control and regulatory systems, malfunctions and their impact on individuals

Components of nerve systems

Structure and function of the brain

Nerve action

Organisation and function of the endocrine system

Structure and functions of the kidney

Breakdown functions of the liver

Concept of homeostasis

Malfunctions of control and regulatory systems possible causes and effects

Monitoring, treatment and care needs for malfunctions of control and regulatory systems

Unit 14

L06: understand the sensory system, malfunctions and their impact on individuals

Structure of the eye

Structure of the ear

malfunctions of eye and ear possible causes and effects

Monitoring, treatment and care needs for malfunctions of the eye and ear

EXAM REVISION

PAST PAPERS

 

Unit 1

Unit to be ready for moderation visit

Unit 10 Nutrition for health

Lo1 Know nutritional and diet guidelines P1

L02 Understand the function of nutrients P2

Explain how nutritional requirements differ for individuals P3

Coursework

L02 Analyse the possible effects of poor nutrition for different individuals M1

Evaluate the possible causes of poor nutrition for different individuals D1

Coursework

 

L03 factors which influence nutritional health

P4

Coursework

12

Diploma

Unit 7

Safeguarding

(EXAM)

Unit 23

Sociology for health and social care

Unit 6

Personalisation and a person – centred  approach to care

EXAM

Unit 14

Impact of long term physiological conditions

Unit 7

L01: understand types and signs of abuse

Types of abuse

Signs of these types of abuse

Understand factors which may lead to abusive situations

Adults, young people and children most at risk from

abuse

Environmental factors that may make abuse more

Likely

Other factors that may make abuse more likely

 

Unit 7

L03: Understand factors which may lead to abusive situations

Adults, young people and children most at risk from

abuse due to

• learning disability

• dementia

• lack mental capacity

• sensory impairment

• physical disabilities

• looked after children

Environmental factors that may make abuse more

likely

• care services with institutional practices

• adults and children residing in health and social care settings

• health services

• independent living facilities

• homelessness

Other factors that may make abuse more likely

• Situations where people are dependent on others

• relationships where there is an imbalance of power

• social isolation

• situations where there is an invasion of privacy

• staffing issues

Unit 7

L03: Understand legislation, regulatory requirements and guidance which govern the safeguarding of adults, young people and children

Current Applicable legislation

Human Rights Act 1998, Health and Social Care Act 2008

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Disclosure and Barring Scheme, “No Secrets

Mental Capacity Act 2005

Equality Act 2010

Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

Children Act 2004 – Every Child Matters

Working together to safeguard children

Data Protection Act

Unit 6

L01: Understand personalisation in health and social care

Definition of personalisation

Key features

Benefits to an individual

Impact

Legislation

Role of the authority

Unit 6

L02: Understand what is meant by a person centred approach to care

Person centred approach

Principles and how they support

Current context

Historic overview

Challenges

Overcoming challenges

Unit 7

L04: Understand how to deal with suspected abuse and disclosures of abuse

People who might suspect or be told about abuse

peers

• family

• siblings

• teachers

• social workers

• other professionals

• other members of the public

How to deal with disclosures of   abuse and suspected  abuse

• report appropriately

• support and comfort

• do not judge

maintain confidentiality

• protect self

Unit 7

L05: Understand working strategies and procedures for the safeguarding and protection of adults, young people and children

The policies and procedures that health and social care settings should have in place to safeguard vulnerable adults from abuse

staff training, recruitment procedures

• DBS

• multi-agency approach

• risk assessments

• accessible complaints procedures

• Designated Protection Officer

 

The policies and procedures that health and social care/child care environments should have in place to safeguard children from abuse

safeguarding policy

• confidentiality policy

• risk assessment

• staff recruitment/training

• DBS

• Designated Child Protection Officer

Unit 7

 L06: Understand how workers within health, social care and child care environments can minimise the risk of abuse

Minimising the risk of abuse

Person-centred planning

• duty of care

• effective record keeping

• following policies and procedures

• building a trusting professional relationship

• effective communication channels

• CPD

Developing the confidence and resilience of individuals who receive care and support

supporting positive risk-taking

• promoting active participation

• promoting choice

• teaching personal safety

EXAM REVISION

PAST PAPERS

Unit 6

L03: understand methods used to implement a person centred approach

Tools to find out what is important for a person

Tools that enhance voice, choice and control

Tools to clarify roles and responsibilities in the care relationship

Developing person centred plans and records

Unit 6

L04: know how to plan and conduct review meetings using a person centred approach

Review meetings

Planning and preparing for them

Conducting review meetings

EXAM REVISION

PAST PAPERS

SIT Unit 7 EXAM

SIT Unit 6 Exam

Unit 23

L01: Understand sociological perspectives

Sociological theory

Macro perspectives

Micro perspectives

Purpose of sociological research

Methods of investigation

Start P1 P2

Unit 14

L01: know what long-term physiological conditions are: their causes and symptoms

Types, causes, symptoms and biological explanations of long term physiological conditions

Start P1 P2 P3 M1

L02: Understand sociological perspectives about health and social care

Medical and social models of illness

Causes and origins of illness

Scientific rationality and health and social care

Diagnosis

Role and responsibility of professionals

Decision making

Paternalism and trust

Start P3 M1

Finish P1 P2

Unit 14

L02: Understand effects of long term physiological conditions

Daily effects

Ways of monitoring

Treatment

Barriers to treatment

Start P4 P5 P6 P7 M2

Finish P1 P2 P3 M1

L03: Understand patterns and trends in health and illness among different social groups

Health inequalities between different groups

Socio-economic

Gender

Ethnicity

Causes of differences in health outcomes

Role of social networks in promoting good health

Work life balance and social capital

Start P4 M2 D1

Finish P3 M1

Unit 14

L03: Be able to support individuals with long term physiological conditions to plan their care and support

Third sector

Best practice to support individuals

Start P8 P9 M3 D2

Finish P4 P5 P6 P7 M2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L04: understand sociological perspectives about the organisation and management of health and social care

Rights and responsibilities for promoting good health

The professional

The individual

The state

Division between health and social care

Current policy directions in health and social care

Decline in NHS provision of long term care

Efficiency and effectiveness

Role of performance targets in health and social care

Calculating costs and benefits

Start and finish P5 P6

Finish P4 M2 D1

Unit 23 to be ready for moderation visit

Unit 14

L04: know about end of life care

End of life strategies and interventions

Regulatory frameworks

Start P11 M4 D3

Finish P8 P9 M3 D2

Unit 14 to be ready for moderation visit

13

Extended certificate

UNIT 1

Building positive relationships in health and social care

Unit 10

Nutrition for health

Unit 1

L01: understand relationships in health, social care or child care environments

Types of relationships

Individuals who require care and support

Families/advocates of individuals who require care and support

Colleagues/peers

Senior workers/managers

Professionals/ practitioners

Relationship contexts

Formal/ informal

1-1/ group

Environment

How context can impact relationships

Start P1 M1

Unit 10

 

Unit 1

L02: Understand the factors that influence the building of relationships

Communication factors

Verbal and non-verbal

Written

Special methods and adaptations

Theories of communications

Cultural factors

Environmental factors

Physical environment

Social

Spiritual factors

Belief and value system

Avoiding assumptions and stereotypes

Physical factors

Start P2

Finish P1 M1

 

Unit 1

L03: understand how a person centred approach build positive relationships in health, social care or child care environments

Strategies to ensure a person centred approach

Understand individual needs and preferences

Enabling and supporting individual

Staff training

Professional behaviour

How a person centred approach supports positive relationships

Empowerment

Trust

Mutual respect

Recognising diversity

Developing confidence and teamwork

Additional benefits

Start P3 M2

Finish P2

Unit 1

L04: be able to use communication skills effectively to build positive relationships in health, social care or child care environments

Communication skills

Effectiveness of interactions

Self-awareness

Use of strategies, support and aids to overcome barriers

Reflective practice

Start and finish M3 D2

Finish P3 M2

Unit 10

Case study evaluating the nutrition 3 day diet plan ADULT over 18 years

P5 P6

Coursework

L04

Develop a new dietary plan to improve the health of case study

Analyse the sustainability of a dietary plan for the chosen case study M2

Coursework

Unit 10 ready for moderation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Diploma

UNIT 09

Supporting people with learning disabilities

Unit 15

Promoting health and well being

Unit 9

L01: know the types and causes of learning disabilities

Definition of learning disabilities

Models of care

Use and misuse of terms

Types of learning disability

Down’s syndrome

Rett syndrome

Williams syndrome

Fragile X

With no known cause

Causes of learning disability

Genetic

Intra-uterine

Perinatal/neonatal

Postnatal

Differences between LD and SLD

Dyslexia

Dyspraxia

Dyscalculia

ADHD

Start P1 P2

Unit 15

L01: Understand reasons for maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Personal benefits of regular physical exercise

Benefits of healthy eating

Benefits to society for maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Adverse lifestyle choices

Start P1 P2 M1

 

Unit 9

L02: Understand the difficulties that may be experienced by individuals with LD

Potential difficulties and their impact

Communication

Environmental

Economic

Attitudes

Intellectual/cognitive

Physical

Ways of overcoming potential difficulties

Start P3 M1 D1

Finish P1 P2

Unit 15

L02: Understand the use of strategies and campaigns and the roles of professionals in promoting health and well being

Health promotion campaigns

Design principles

Government papers/ initiatives/ legislation

National campaigns

Targets

Roles of professionals

Routines to support health and well being

Start P3 P4 M2 D1

Finish P1 P2 M1

Unit 9

L03: be able to support individuals with LD to plan their care and support

Support services

Mencap

Downs Syndrome Association

Phab clubs

Residential care

Respite care

SEN in schools

Employment services

Practitioners

Community LD teams

Support workers

Dieticians

Advocates

Nurses

Social workers

Psychologists

Support workers

Speech therapists

Occupational therapists

Befrienders

Benefit advisors

Methods of care

Initial assessments

Legislation

NHS and Community care Act

Mental health Act

Mental Capacity Act

Equality Act

Human Rights Act

Children and Families Act

The Care Act

Guidance

Policies

Charters

Codes of practice

Valuing People – white paper

Fair access to care

No Secrets

Death by indifference

Start and finish P5 M2

Finish P3 M1 D1

Unit 15

L03: Understand factors that influence responses to the promotion of health and well being

Barriers to following health advice

Possible conflicts

Role of media

Start P5 M2

Finish P3 P4 M2 D1

Unit 9 to be ready for moderation visit

Unit 15

L04: be able to implement and evaluate a campaign promoting health and well being

Aims and objectives

Target audience

Context

Choice of approach

Choice of media

Measurable outcomes

Evaluation

Start P6 P7

Finish P5 M2

Unit 9 to be ready for moderation visit

Unit 15 to be ready for moderation visit

 

Unit 15 to be ready for moderation visit