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The qualification gives the opportunity to participate in vocational related learning and increase progression routes to further education or employment. This course can lead to careers in social work, nursing and support work in the community; in both residential care settings for the elderly and people with learning disabilities.

Edexcel BTEC Level2 First Award in Health & Social Care

Mandatory Units
Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development Assessment: External
Learning Aims
explore human growth and development across life stages
investigate factors that affect human growth and development and how they are interrelated.
Unit 2: Health and Social Care Values Assessment: Internal
Learning Aims
explore the care values that underpin current practice in health and social care
investigate ways of empowering individuals who use health and social care services.
Optional units Two will be chosen
Unit 3: Effective Communication in Health and Social Care Assessment: Internal
Learning Aims
investigate different forms of communication
investigate barriers to communication in health and social care
explore how to communicate effectively in health and social care

Unit 4: Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing Assessment: Internal
explore the effects of socialisation on the health and wellbeing of individuals
understand the influences that relationships have on the health and wellbeing of individuals
investigate the effects of social factors on the health and wellbeing of individuals.
Unit 5: Promoting Health and Wellbeing Assessment: Internal
explore the benefits of health promotion
investigate how health risks can be addressed through health promotion

Unit 6: The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing Assessment type: Internal
explore the effects of balanced and unbalanced diets on the health and wellbeing of individuals
understand the nutritional needs of individuals at different life stages
understand the specific dietary needs and preferences of individuals.

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