ICON College of Technology and Management
BTEC HND in Health and Social Care
Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
Dr Sumesh Dadwal
BE ABLE TO PRODUCE, MONITOR, REVISE AND EVALUATE PLANS FOR PERSONAL PROGRESS IN DEVELOPING THE SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED OF A HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PRACTITIONER.
KEY INFLUENCES ON LEARNING
The course which I am studying in ICON College of Technology and Management is BTEC HND in Health and Social Care. This course will provide me a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector with national recognition by employees allowing progression direct into employment or to a degree. After completing this course, I will gain an in-depth knowledge of the Care Industry. This HND in Health and Social Care course is ideal for me because I wish to specialise and pursue a career in the care sector.
This course covers 6 mandatory Core Units which has a value of 95 credits as follows: Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations
Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
Personal and Professional Development in the Workplace
Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
This course also covers 10 Specialist Units which has a value of 150 credits as follows: Empowering Users of Health and Social Care Services
Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care
Physiological Principles of Health and Social Care
Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care
Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care
Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
Managing Quality in Health and Social Care
The entry requirements to study BTEC HND in Health and Social Care are normally the following: A GCE A level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject An AVCE/GNVQ in appropriate vocational area
Other related level three qualification
Ann Access to Higher Education Certificate
Related work experience
I passed the entry requirements to study this course because I previously worked as a Care Worker and at the time of enrolment, I was working as a Dental Nurse and studying towards a National Diploma level 3 in Dental Nursing.
There are many supports available to me within the College from my tutors, the college itself and my fellow class mates. Tutors lecture us on the units we study as a class in a very detailed way which makes me understand clearly. They explain the assignments over and over again just in case some students don’t understand and it helps me to go over my assignment again to see if I missed out on anything. Tutors give us on-to-one sessions to improve our assignments. They are also available to talk to during break times or during lecture times for 15 minutes. The College itself has a very big library with a lot of resources available to use. We can find peace in the library to do our assignments and to use the computers and printers. There are a lot of computers and printers available throughout the whole College as well with unlimited ink and printing papers. My fellow class mates help me if I don’t understand anything about my assignments and we exchange thoughts and ideas. It also provides days out of town, health and finance advice, social events and accommodation support. Also, most importantly, the College allows to apply for Student Finance to help pay towards our courses which we study.
I learn constantly and in so many ways in College. I learn by writing, by observing, by listening, by reading, by...
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