CACHE/Health and Social Care

Subject Leader: Miss J Wisdom
 

Key Stage 4

CACHE Level 2 Award in Child Development and Care

Exam Board: CACHE
Level: 2 

Course Overview

This course provides the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification that gives a basic introduction to the sector. This includes the knowledge and understanding of child development and well-being necessary for working with children in a variety of settings. It gives learners an insight into their preferred learning styles and assists in developing their ability to study. 
There are 3 units:

  • An Introduction to working with children 0-5 years.

  • Development and well-being 0-5 years.

  • Child care and development 0-5 years.

Units 1 and 2 are internally assessed coursework grades A* to D, while unit 3 is externally assessed through a short answer question.

Assessment: 50% examination, 50% controlled assessment.

 

Key Stage 5 

NCFE CACHE Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education

Exam Board: Edexcel
Level: 3

Course Overview

This qualification prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5-7 years.  Upon achievement of the qualification, learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators or access Higher Education.

The course has 365 hours of real work environment experience that will be assessed through placement hours and observations. 

Assessment: Portfolio of evidence – graded A*-D. 

These are internally assessed. Professional Practice Portfolio – graded Achieved / Not Yet Achieved; 20 hour controlled synoptic assessment.  This is externally set and externally assessed. These contribute 30.8% towards the final qualification grade for the certificate.

NCFE CACHE Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care 

Exam Board: NCFE CACHE
Level: 3

Course Overview

This qualification prepares learners to work in either the health or social care sector, looking at the stages of lifespan through to later adulthood and the sociological and psychological theories that underpin human development. Students will explore concepts involved in working practices including reflective practice, equality and inclusion, safeguarding, communication methods and infection prevention.

The course has 75 hours of real work environment experience that will be assessed through placement hours and observations.

Assessment:  Portfolio of evidence – graded A*-D. 

These are internally assessed. 20 hour controlled synoptic assessment.  This is externally set and externally assessed. These contribute 30.8% towards the final qualification grade for the certificate.

 

Curriculum Content

Year 10 CACHE level 2 

Term 1: Unit 2 - Outline the three key child development theories.Describe the expected pattern of development (task 1).
Term 2: Unit 2 - Describe the expected pattern of development (task 1).
Term 3: Unit 2 - Evaluation of observation methods (task 2). Explain ways observations can support development (task 2).
Term 4: Unit 2 -Outline factors that affect holistic development (task 3).Transitions and the effect they can have on a child's development and ways a childcare worker can support the child (task 5).         Term 5: Unit 2 -  Routines to support care needs and well-being (task 4).

Year 11 CACHE Level 2 

Term 1: Unit 1 - Compare different provisions and the local settings.Unit 3 - preparation and revision for the first attempt at the short answer.
Term 2: Unit 1 - Preparing to be a child care practitioner. (task 2).
Term 3: Unit 1 - Roles and responsibilities of a childcare worker and the consequences of maintaining them (task 2).
Term 4: Unit 1  - Identify study skills and learning styles (task 4). Identify how to meet the individual needs of children and the responsibility of the childcare worker linked to inclusion and diversity (task 4).
Term 5: Unit 1 -  Examination resit
Term 6: Unit 1 - Unit 1 and 2 reflection and upgrades


Sixth Form Provision

NCFE CACHE Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education

Year 12

Unit 1 - Child development from conception to seven years

  • Have an understanding of the patterns of development, developmental checks and the factors that affect development.

  • Explore a variety of development theories.

Unit 2 - Children's health and well-being

  • Investigate children's needs in relation to emotional well-being and during transition.

  • Explore physical needs and the impact of the environment on the health and well-being of children.

  • Examine the impact of diet and exercise on health.

Unit 3 - Providing safe environments for children

  • Explore safeguarding and child protection in relation to legislation, frameworks, policies and procedures and the roles and responsibilities of the child care worker.

  • Investigate the purpose of serious case review.

Unit 7 - Observation, assessment and planning

  • Explore types of observation and the role of the observation cycle and child centred planning.

  • Investigate the professional skills required for effective observation.

Recommended 180 hours work experience in the sector 

 

Year 13

Unit 4 - Child health

  • Examine common illnesses, how to recognise them, immunisation and the procedures for reporting diseases.

  • Investigate the responsibilities of the early years practitioner in relation to health promotion, supporting children for hospital admission and providing routines for children who are ill.

Unit 5 - Play and learning

  • Exploration of play including the stages, types, theoretical perspectives of play and how to make it inclusive.

  • Investigate the rights of children, current frameworks and the early years practitioners' responsibilities in relation to play, learning and an enabling environment.

Unit 6 - Understanding children's additional needs

  • Research biological and environmental factors that affect development.

  • Explore what is meant by inclusive practice, reflecting on the practitioner's responsibilities to meet the needs of children with additional needs and the role of the intervention they provide.

CCE1 - Synoptic exam based on Units 1-7

Recommended 180 hours work experience in the sector 

NCFE CACHE Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care

Year 12

HSC CM1- Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care 

  • investigate equality, diversity and rights in health and social care and how to implement inclusive practice.

  • Explore  legislations and codes of practice in relation to inclusive practice in health and social care settings and the role of the practitioner within these guidelines. 

 HSC CM2: Human growth and development 

  • Research the key elements of development across human lifespan and apply the development theories to the areas of development. 

  • Explore events, both expected and unexpected that can impact the development of the individual.

 HSC CM3: Safeguarding in health and social care 

  • Explore what safeguarding is and how to safeguard individuals in relation to legislation, policies and procedures, the practitioners responsibility to maintain the client’s safety and  in reporting concerns. 

  • Research factors that may contribute to an individual being vulnerable to harm or abuse and the signs and symptoms that may be an indicator of abuse. 

HSC CM4: Communication in health and social care 

  • Explore effective communication and the communication channels in health and social care settings.

  • Research legislation, policies, procedures and codes of practice relating to information management applying them to working practice

 

HSC CM5: Infection prevention and control in health and social care 

  • Explore biological and vector bourne diseases and how they are transmitted . Demonstrating ways to control and prevent the spread of illness and infection in health and social care settings.

35 hours work experience in the sector 

Year 13

HSC CM6: Psychological perspectives in health and social care 

  • Investigate the concepts in the nature nurture debate. 

  • Explore psychological approaches in relation to a mental  and physical health condition.

HSC CM7: Sociological perspectives in health and social care 

  • Explore sociological perspectives in relation to health and social care.

  • Investigate social patterns and trends of health and illness in the population.

HSC CM8: Working in health and social care 

  • Research legislation, policies, procedures, professional standards and codes of practice. in relation to health and social care.

  • Explore the functions of health and social care provision,  factors which influence service delivery and the roles and responsibilities of the service providers. 

HSC CM9: Reflective practice

  • Reflect on your own practice and identify your own areas of improvement,  consider the importance of professional development now and in the future.

  • Investigate how the health and social care practitioner’s own values, beliefs and experiences can influence delivery of care.

HSC1 -  Synoptic Assessment based on HSC CM1 to HSC CM9

35 hours work experience in the sector

Useful Information

Suggested Revision Guides and Books

SBillingham et al – BTEC National Health and Social Care Student Book 1 (Pearson, 2016) ISBN 978 129212 601 2 

Out of School Learning (OSL) and Extra-Curricular Activities

Support is offered to students during lunch and after school sessions that take place on a Friday.