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The Palmer Catholic Academy

The Palmer Catholic Academy

Health & Social Care

Head of Department
Mrs B Ubaka

The course is organised into two units

Unit 1 Understanding Personal development and Relationships

About this unit:

You will learn about:

  • the stages and pattern of human growth and development
  • the different factors that can affect human growth and development;

the development of self-concept and personal relationships; You will learn about:

  • the range of care needs of major client groups;
  • the types of services that exist to meet client group needs and how they are organised;
  • the ways people can obtain care services and the barriers that can prevent people from gaining access to services;
  • the main work roles and skills of people who provide health, social care and early years services;
  • the values that underpin all care work with clients.

You will understand more about the work of health, social care and early years service providers by:

  • understanding how services are developed in response to social policy goals and to meet the needs of individuals;
  • knowing about the different services and job roles.

Assessment: Controlled Assessment Portfolio

Task: You need to produce a profile based on the study health and/or social care and/or early years services. This must include coverage of ways in which the services are organised and funded, the roles of people who work in each service, how the care value base is applied by care workers, ways in which each service meets the care needs of individuals and barriers that could prevent clients from using the services

  • major life changes and how people deal with them;
  • the role of relationships in personal development.

Health, social care and early years workers need to know about the different ways that people grow and develop during their lives. This unit will help you to find out about the process of human growth and development and the different factors that can affect an individual’s experience.

This unit is assessed solely through an externally set test.

How to be successful in this subject

Health and Social Care is a vocational subject, this means it is set in the real world about real people and how they are cared for. 

The text will be used to guide you through the course but you will be asked to do a lot of research and find information to help you outside the classroom. Sometimes people will be invited in to talk to you sometimes you will need to go on visits. At other times you will be asked to go and find out information from the area you live in. Your families and friends will also be a useful source of information and experiences.

You will need to be well organised and keep to deadlines. When you are doing research you need to keep a record of all your sources. If you are finding it difficult to find out information independently or you do not understand the task then you must ask for help.

Unit 2 : Health, Social Care and Early Years Provision

This is a controlled assessment in the form of a report completed in school towards the end of Yr 11

About this Unit :

You will learn about:

  • the range of care needs of major client groups;
  • the types of services that exist to meet client group needs and how they are organised;
  • the ways people can obtain care services and the barriers that can prevent people from gaining access to services;
  • the main work roles and skills of people who provide health, social care and early years services;
  • the values that underpin all care work with clients.

You will understand more about the work of health, social care and early years service providers by:

  • understanding how services are developed in response to social policy goals and to meet the needs of individuals;
  • knowing about the different services and job roles.

Assessment: Controlled Assessment Portfolio

Task: You need to produce a profile based on the study health and/or social care and/or early years services. This must include coverage of ways in which the services are organised and funded, the roles of people who work in each service, how the care value base is applied by care workers, ways in which each service meets the care needs of individuals and barriers that could prevent clients from using the services