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PearsonBTEC InternationalLevel 2 QualificationsHealth and Social CareSpecificationPearson BTEC International Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care (21079)Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (21080)Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (21081)For first teaching October 2015Issue 2

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Contents1 Purpose of this specification1BTEC International Level 2 qualification titles covered by this specification1Pearson’s suite of international BTEC qualifications22 Qualification summaries3Key information3Aims of the Pearson BTEC International Level 2 qualifications in Health and SocialCare4Key features of the Pearson BTEC International Level 2 qualifications in Health andSocial Care4Rationale for the Pearson BTEC International Level 2 qualifications in Health andSocial Care5National Occupational Standards63 Centre resource requirements74 Qualification structures8Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care8Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care9Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care105 Assessment and grading11BTEC internal assessment11Learner preparation12Final assessment decisions13Late submission13Resubmission of improved evidence14Retaking assessment14Calculation of the qualification grade156 Centre and qualification approval16Approvals agreement167 Quality assurance168 Programme delivery17Mode of delivery17Resources17Delivery approach18Support and training189 Access and recruitment1910 Understanding the units20

Units23Unit 1:Communication in Health and Social Care25Unit 2:Individual Rights in Health and Social Care37Unit 3:Individual Needs in Health and Social Care47Unit 4:Ensuring Safe Environments in Health and Social Care59Unit 5:Vocational Experience in a Health or Social Care Setting69Unit 6:Cultural Diversity in Health and Social Care81Unit 7:Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care93Unit 8:Human Lifespan Development107Unit 9:Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care119Unit 10: The Impact of Diet on HealthAnnexes133147Annexe A: Calculation of the qualification grade149Annexe B: Grading domains – BTEC International Level 2 generic gradingdomains153Annexe C: National Occupational Standards/mapping with NVQs155

1 Purpose of this specificationPearson BTEC International Level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diplomaqualifications in Health and Social Care are designed for international schools andcolleges. They are part of an international suite of BTEC qualifications offered byPearson. These qualifications are not available to centres in the United Kingdom, theChannel Islands, the Isle of Man or British armed forces schools overseas.The purpose of this specification is to set out: the aims of the qualifications the structure and rules of combination of the qualifications the resources required by the centre to offer the qualifications the knowledge, skills and understanding which will be assessed as part of thequalifications the method of assessment and any associated requirements relating to it the criteria against which learners’ level of attainment will be measured(for example assessment criteria).If you need guidance or support for the qualifications, please contact your Pearsonrepresentative.BTEC International Level 2 qualification titles covered by thisspecificationPearson BTEC International Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care(21079)Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and SocialCare (21080)Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (21081)The qualification titles will appear on learners’ certificates. Learners need to be madeaware of this when they are recruited by the centre and registered with Pearson.This specification must be used for delivery and teaching in your centres. Forinternational centres, the qualifications in the specification replaces the following QCFqualifications:Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care(QCF)500/8101/9Pearson BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health andSocial Care (QCF)500/8217/6Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and SocialCare(QCF)500/8223/1Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma qualificationsin Health and Social Care – Issue 2 – January 20161

Pearson’s suite of international BTEC qualificationsBTEC International Level 2 qualifications make up our suite of international BTECprovision. These qualifications are available in a range of sectors for learners whowish to explore a work-related vocational qualification or specific industry area. Theyoffer learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to preparethem for employment.On successful completion of a BTEC International Level 2 qualification, learners canprogress to continued study in the same or related vocational area and/or withinemployment in the Health and Social Care sector.BTEC International Level 2 CertificateThe BTEC International Level 2 Certificate is a work-related vocational qualificationthat focuses on particular aspects of employment in the appropriate vocationalsector. The BTEC International Level 2 Certificate is a qualification that can be part ofa learner’s programme of study which will give them a vocational learningexperience. The qualification has the potential to prepare learners for progression toan appropriate Level 3 programme in the same or related vocational area.BTEC International Level 2 Extended CertificateThe BTEC International Level 2 Extended Certificate extends the work-related focusfrom the BTEC International Level 2 Certificate and covers the key knowledge andpractical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. Through optional units,the BTEC International Level 2 Extended Certificate offers flexibility and a choice ofemphasis. It provides an engaging programme for those who are clear about thevocational area they wish to explore through further study, or for those who wish toenter employment. The qualification has the potential to prepare learners forprogression to an appropriate Level 3 programme in the same or related vocationalarea.BTEC International Level 2 DiplomaThe BTEC International Level 2 Diploma extends the work-related focus from theBTEC International Level 2 Extended Certificate, with broader coverage of knowledgeand practical skills required for the vocational sector.The qualification has the potential to prepare learners for progression to anappropriate Level 3 programme in the same or related vocational area and forprogression to employment in the appropriate vocational sector.Other learners may want to use this qualification to extend the specialism theystudied in the BTEC International Level 2 Certificate or the BTEC International Level 2Extended Certificate programme.2Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma qualificationsin Health and Social Care – Issue 2 – January 2016

2 Qualification summariesKey informationPearson BTEC International Level 2 Certificate in Health and social CareTotal Notional Learning Hours(NLH)150Qualification value (NLH/10)15AssessmentThis qualification is internally assessedUnit grading informationPass/Merit/DistinctionOverall qualification on*(including 90 Guided Learning Hours (GLH))Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health andSocial CareTotal Notional LearningHours (NLH)300Qualification value (NLH/10)30AssessmentThis qualification is internally assessedUnit grading informationPass/Merit/DistinctionOverall qualification on*(including 180 Guided Learning Hours (GLH))Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social CareTotal Notional LearningHours (NLH)600Qualification value (NLH/10)60AssessmentThis qualification is internally assessedUnit grading informationPass/Merit/DistinctionOverall qualification on*(including 360 Guided Learning Hours (GLH))For further information on Notional Learning Hours please see Section 8 Programmedelivery and Section 10 Understanding the units.Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma qualificationsin Health and Social Care – Issue 2 – January 20163

Aims of the Pearson BTEC International Level 2 qualificationsin Health and Social CareThe Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diplomaqualifications in Health and Social Care have been developed to: give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the health andsocial care sector or to progress to Level 3 vocational qualifications provide education and training for health and social care employees give opportunities for health and social care employees to achieve a Level 2vocationally specific qualification give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personalskills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.Key features of the Pearson BTEC International Level 2qualifications in Health and Social CareThese qualifications have been developed in the health and social care sector to: provide education and training for health and social care employees give opportunities for health and social care employees to achieve a nationallyrecognised Level 2 vocationally-specific qualification give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the health andsocial care sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the PearsonBTEC National Level 3 in Health and Social Care give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personalskills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.4Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma qualificationsin Health and Social Care – Issue 2 – January 2016

Rationale for the Pearson BTEC International Level 2qualifications in Health and Social CareThe BTECs in Health and Social Care can be delivered in further education collegesand schools.The Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care isavailable to learners aged 14 and over. It will give learners an introduction to thesector and potential progression to the Pearson BTEC International Level 2 ExtendedCertificate in Health and Social Care or the Pearson BTEC International Level 2Diploma in Health and Social Care.The Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and SocialCare is available to learners aged 14 and over. It is recommended that learnersundertake 60 hours of work placement and that all learners take Unit 5 VocationalExperience in a Health or Social Care Setting. The Pearson BTEC InternationalExtended Certificate in Health and Social Care will give learners an introduction tothe sector and potential progression to the Pearson BTEC International Level 2Diploma in Health and Social Care or the Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Diplomain Society, Health and Development. Progression could also be to higher levelqualifications, such as the Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Nationals in Health andSocial Care, BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Society, Health and Development or thePearson BTEC International Level 2 or 3 NVQs in Health and Social Care.The Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care isavailable to learners aged 14 and over. It is recommended that learners undertake60 hours of work placement and strongly recommended that all learners take Unit 5Vocational Experience in a Health or Social Care Setting. The Pearson BTECInternational Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care will enable learners to gainmore experience and insight into the sector, and, therefore, learners whosuccessfully complete this qualification should be able to progress to employment inthe sector, in a supervised role. Progression could also be to further study, such asthe Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Nationals in Health and Social Care, thePearson Level 3 Diploma in Society, Health and Development or the Level 3 NVQs inHealth and Social Care.The Pearson BTEC International Level 2 qualifications contribute to the quality andcoherence of national provision in this sector. They provide an alternative route tothe academic and vocational GCSE provision, offering learners the opportunity toexperience the health and social care sector. The qualifications will help to develop ofa range of generic and transferable skills, and inform career or further educationdecisions.Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma qualificationsin Health and Social Care – Issue 2 – January 20165

National Occupational StandardsThese qualifications are designed to provide m

The BTEC International Level 2 Extended Certificate extends the work-related focus from the BTEC International Level 2 Certificate and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. Through optional units, the BTEC International Level 2 Extended Certificate offers flexibility and a choice of ...