Health and Social Care
Unit code: D/600/9026
QCF Level 3: BTEC Nationals
Credit value: 10
Guided learning hours: 60
Aim and purpose
This unit aims to enable learners to work independently and contribute effectively in a learning environment.
Learners will be able to focus on learning and how they approach the process of learning, including learning choices, methods of learning and resources.
Learners are increasingly being encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, extending both to the choice of learning opportunities and to methods of learning. The aim of this unit is to focus on learning choices, methods of learning and resources, of encouraging learners to work independently, and contribute effectively in a learning environment.
Learners will consider the skills of reading and writing in the context of their health and social care studies.
This will include learning how to manipulate text and how to understand the formats in which text should be presented. Learner will gain understanding of how to plan their study and therefore make effective use of their time and resources. They will learn about the concept of work/life balance and the importance of planning in order to allow for free time. They will also learn how to manage assignment work and deadlines, and prepare for examinations. On completion of this unit learners should be able to manage their current learning independently and effectively, and be able to plan for future learning.
Please note: This unit may not be combined with Unit 46: Academic Literacy in the Health and Social Care
On completion of this unit a learner should:
1 Know how to use resources to support study
2 Be able to present work in an appropriate style and format
3 Be able to plan and manage own learning.
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care
– Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel
Links: (Open University Press, 2005) ISBN 9780335215041 Boys D and Langridge E – BTEC National Health and Social Care Book 1 (Nelson Thornes, 2007) ISBN 9780748784042 Boys D, Langridge E and Michie V – BTEC National Health and Social Care Book 2 (Nelson Thornes, 2007) ISBN 9780748781720 Burnard P – Writing Skills in Health Care (Nelson Thornes, 2004) ISBN 9780748775453 Crawford P and Bonham P – Communication in Clinical Settings (Nelson Thornes, 2006) ISBN 9780748797165 Jasper M – Beginning Reflective Practice (Nelson Thornes, 2003) ISBN 9780748771172 Miller J – Care Practice for S/NVQ 3 (Hodder Arnold, 2005) ISBN 9780340889336 Northedge A – The Good Study Guide (Open University, 2005) ISBN 9780749259747 Northedge A – The Sciences Good Study Guide (Open University, 1997) ISBN 9780749234119 O’Connor K and Sabato L – Study Guide (Longman, 2005) ISBN 9780321337856 Stretch B and Whitehouse M – BTEC National Health and Social Care Book 1 (Heinemann, 2007) ISBN 9780435499150 Stretch B and Whitehouse M – BTEC National Health and Social Care Book 2 (Heinemann, 2007) 2010) ISBN 9781846907470 Taylor J – Study Skills in Health Care (Nelson Thornes, 2003) ISBN 9780748771196