The aim of this unit is to help the learner understand the differences between statutory and independent provision in the health and social care sector. Learners will research the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful in chosen job roles.
Unit Learning Outcomes
Know the range of service provision available in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare.
Learners will find out about different provision that is available to children, young people and adults. They should consider both statutory and independent provision in their local area.
Examples may include:
- statutory: National Health Service, Education, Social Services, housing departments Department
- Private: private care homes and hospitals, public and independent schools, some hospitals, some childcare providers, some health screening services
- Charity and Voluntary sector services: e.g. Alzheimers Society, Barnado’s
Learners also need to consider how informal care contributes to service provision. This may include voluntary services such as the Royal Voluntary Service that facilitates transport for older adults to and from their health centre; drop in creches, young carers. It could also consider the role of family members in providing care support They need to understand the difference between public-funded and not-for-profit organisations and profit making businesses but understand that these are all regulated by the same law.
Identify the range of service provision for health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare in own local area.
Outline the purpose of provision offered by different types of service.
Give examples of who would access different types of service provision.
Outline the difference between statutory, charitable voluntary and private service provision.
Outline how informal care contributes to service provision.
Know the range and scope of roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare.
Learners need to be able to identify different job roles within different types of services. For example they may consider private nursery provision where there is a management structure, nursery practitioners, teachers, co-ordinators for different age groups within the nursery and support staff. Learners can select a job role that they are interested in. They will then identify what they need to know and what they need to be able to do for the chosen job role.
Progression routes may include:
- specialising in a particular area
- gaining further qualifications
- undertaking training and possible apprenticeships
- taking on management responsibilities
Identify the range of job roles within different types of service.
Identify the knowledge and skills required to work in a job role in the sector.
Outline a range of progression routes for a worker within the sector.