Health & Social Care Level 3 Extended Certificate

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Getting Ahead

Health & Social Care BTEC National Extended Certificate Level 3 at Alton Campus

We’re looking forward to you joining the Health & Social Care BTEC National Extended Certificate Level 3 at Alton Campus in September! In preparation, we have created the below prep work for you to get stuck into over the summer and to give you an idea of what is to come for you on your course.

Individuals with additional needs experience a number of personal challenges and barriers in their lives; these can be down to their health conditions and the attitudes of people and society. With careful planning and support barriers can be broken down, resulting in positive and supportive practice being implemented to help people live inclusive and fulfilling lives.

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Explain the importance of promoting equality and diversity for individuals with different needs. Consider this for the three people identified below:

  1. A 19-year-old female with learning disabilities and epilepsy
  2. A 79-year-old female with Alzheimer’s
  3. A 26-year-old man who has recently been diagnosed with HIV

Explain the skills and personal attributes (qualities) necessary for a range of people (including professionals) who care for and support individuals with different needs – you may wish to reflect back on Activity 1.

‘Explain’ means to give an account of the purposes or reasons: ‘What, how, why…this is important because’.

Note: Identify the sources of information you have used i.e., books, journals and reliable and relevant internet sites.

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My courses were all especially interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed all of them. All of my lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and I have learnt a lot from them.

Lottie Warren, A Level student

The teaching has been really good, I’ve loved all of my teachers, they’ve all been really nice and supportive.

Jodie Hook

You’re here to learn and you want to learn, and the lecturers make it fun. You don’t have to come to college but you want to come to college.

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