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Health and Social Care - Level 4

Programme Title:  Health and Social Care

SCQF Level:  4

Qualification Description:  Skills for Work

Start Date: June 2014                                End Date: May 2015

Day/Time: on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 4pm

Course Outline/Description:

Introduces candidates to provision of health care services and aspects of work within a range of health sector services. Looks at team working, safe working, values when working in care, career opportunities and progression within health sector. Builds awareness of employability skills including communication, confidentiality, and understanding of the importance of equality & diversity.

Semester 1 - Unit/s to be completed:

  • Health Sector ( Introduction) – Outcome 3 to be carried into semester 2
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Health Awareness - commenced

 

Semester 2 - Unit/s to be completed:

  • Health Awareness – completed
  • Working Life Sciences Industry
  • Working Safely
  • Health Sector ( Introduction) Outcome 3 ( reflection on learning )

Assessment Method for each of the Listed Units for this programme:

Health Sector: An Introduction

This Unit will be assessed through an investigation, performance evidence of participation in practical activities and candidate reviews of their employability skills.

Health Sector: Roles and Responsibilities

This Unit will be assessed through investigations, an open book assessment and performance evidence generated during a practical activity.

Health Sector: Health Awareness

This Unit will be assessed through an open book assessment, performance evidence generated during a practical activity, performance evidence generated by working as a member of a team and a candidate review of their contribution.

Health Sector: Working Safely

This Unit will be assessed by performance evidence generated by carrying out a risk assessment and by means of an open book assessment and a practical activity.

Health Sector: Life Sciences Industry

This Unit will be assessed through an investigation and performance evidence generated during a practical activity.

Each Unit will be supported by a National Assessment Bank (NAB) item, which will provide an assessment package and will exemplify the national standard.

Describe how the pupils will be encouraged to develop Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work:

Pupils are working with peers in many activities. Group work is encouraged & supported and the understanding of shared experiences supports confident individuals and successful learners.

The inclusion of visiting speaker supports communication and responsibility for own learning as students are encouraged to question and interact with visiting professionals.

This in turn develops employability skills.

Throughout the course students are learning vital skills and knowledge related to health and wellbeing of themselves and others. Their knowledge is transferred to practical applications, presentations and written folios. They are also guided to experience and manage self-reflection skills and gain awareness on how to measure achievements in themselves and others.

If there are opportunities within this programme to progress, please describe them below:

 

This Course may provide candidates with opportunities to progress to:

  • SVQs in Health and Social Care
  • National Courses or Units
  • Further/higher education
  • Training/employment