Llanishen High School BTEC FIRST AWARD OR CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE THE HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE SECTOR • The Health and Social Care sector is estimated to employ 1.6 million people. • There are 38 000 employers in the Health and Social Care sector. The following employers are currently looking for staff; • Local Authorities • NHS • Voluntary Organisations • Private sector • Individual Service User WHERE CAN I WORK? • • • • • • • Residential homes Nursing homes Day care centres Supported / sheltered housing In the community In a person’s home In hospitals WHAT YOU COULD DO WITH BTEC HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE? You are more likely to be accepted onto further courses in… Dental Nursing, Healthcare Assistant, Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and A levels in Sociology and Psychology. SO HOW IS THE BTEC HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE COURSE GOING TO HELP ME? This course will help people who are interested in a career in the health or social care sector. It is relevant for people who would like to work in a home/day care or residential care setting or a career working with children, young people, adults or older people. What is The First Award? • The BTEC First Award is equivalent to 1 GCSE A*-C grade. • You will have to opt for this in 1 option column and you will be taught 5 lessons per fortnight over the 2 years. • You will have to sit 1 examination (which you can resit up to 4 times) and you will have to produce 3 portfolio’s of evidence similar to coursework. What is The First Certificate? • The BTEC First Certificate is equivalent to 2 GCSE’s A*-C grades. • You will have to opt for this in 2 option columns and you will be taught 10 lessons per fortnight over the 2 years. • You will have to sit 2 examinations (which you can resit twice each) and you will have to produce 5 portfolio’s of evidence similar to coursework. WHAT’S INVOLVED AND WHAT WILL WE BE DOING? • Unit 1-Human Lifespan Development (External) • Unit 2-Health and Social Care Values (Internal) • Unit 3-Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (Internal) • Unit 6-The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing (Internal) Units Studied continued. • Unit 8-Individual Rights in Health and Social Care (Internal) • Unit 9-Healthy Living (External) • Unit 12-Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care (Internal) WHY CHOOSE THE BTEC FIRST IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE? • The BTEC First Certificate will provide YOU with an introduction to the health and social care sector and will permit you to progress: • On to A level. • To NVQ level 3 in a related sector. • To the Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Health and Social Care. • To the workplace in a suitable role under supervision. IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION COME AND SEE ME Mrs Leon or Mrs Davies IN ROOM 72 OR PICK UP A LEAFLET FROM US TODAY.