Health and Safety - BTEC
Breakdown of assignment:
Suggested word count for this essay is 4000 words (+/-10%) allowance covering all the assessment criteria in LO1-LO3 as one document. You have to keep to the suggested word count.
Formative assessment will take place to advise you on your progress throughout the term from week 2 and ways in which you could improve before the final (summative submission). The feedback is for your benefit and is not part of your final grade for the unit. Formative feedback may be in verbal and/or written form (at the teacher’s discretion). You may also be asked to submit the essay in electronic form to your teacher, to which you will receive verbal and/or written feedback. There will be one formative feedback to be submitted in week 5.
|Learning Outcomes||Assessment Criteria||To achieve the criteria the evidence must show that the student is able to:||Task No|
Understand how health and safety legislation is implemented in the health and social care workplace
|1.1|| Review systems, policies and procedures for communicating information on health and safety in the health and social care workplace in accordance with legislative requirements. |
|1.2||Assess the responsibilities in a specific health and social care work place for the management of health and safety in relation to organizational structures.|
|1.3||Analyse health and safety priorities appropriate for a specific health and social care workplace.|
| LO2. |
Understand the ways in which health and safety
requirements impact on
customers and the work of
practitioners in the health and social care workplace
|2.1||Analyse how information from risk assessment informs care planning for individuals and organizational decision making about policies and procedures.|
|2.2||Analyse the impact of one aspect of health and safety policy on health and social care practice and its customers.|
|2.3||Discuss how dilemmas encountered in relation to implementing systems and policies for health, safety and security may be addressed.|
|2.4||Analyse the effects of non-compliance with health and safety legislation in a health and social care workplace.|
| LO3. |
Understand the monitoring
and review of health and
safety in the health and social care workplace
|3.1||Explain how health and safety policies and practices are monitored and reviewed.|
|3.2||Analyse the effectiveness of health and safety policies and practices in the workplace in promoting a positive healthy and safe culture.|
|3.3||Evaluate own contribution to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the centre of practice.|
|In addition to the PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades. NB: It is important to Note that M2 and M3 is to be met in all LOS. Case studies to be used in All Learning outcomes (LOS) except 3.3.|
|Grade Descriptors||Indicative characteristic/s||Contextualisation|
|M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions|| Made effective judgement as to how health and safety policies are practiced.|
Assignment related activities have been managed on time
| To achieve M1 you must demonstrate that you have evaluated your own practice/responsibilities for health and safety in the work place by evaluating your contribution to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the centre of practice (AC 3.3).|
To achieve M1 you must demonstrate that you assess the responsibilities in a specific health and social care workplace for the management of health and safety in relation to organisational structure using (Fleetwood Hall Home Case Study) (AC 1. 2).
To achieve M1 you must submit the work on time.
M2 Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques
A range of sources of information has been used within the assignment
To achieve M2 you have cited references and sources of materials used and given in text citation and list of references using the Harvard referencing system, within the assignment. Sources from (Books, Journals, Publications, and E-resources).
| M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings|
| The appropriate structure and approach have been used.|
| To achieve M3 you have to ensure that appropriate structure and approach have been applied consistently within the assignment.|
Also you have written the assignment concisely and succinctly, developing arguments in an ordered fashion (in the context of a case scenario).
|D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions|| Conclusion arrived at through synthesis of ideas & justified|
| To achieve D1 you need to use critical reflection to evaluate your own contribution to ensuring health and safety in a workplace, and justify your conclusion. (A.C 3.3).|
To achieve D1 you need to critically evaluate the impact of one aspect of health and safety Policy on health and social care practice and its customers (A.C. 2.2).
|D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities|| |
Autonomy/independence has been demonstrated
| To achieve D2 you need to propose realistic improvement for the organisation and self in addressing dilemmas encountered .using Fleetwood Hall Home Case Study (A.C. 2.3).|
To achieve D2 you need to demonstrate that you have independently planned, managed and organized monitoring and review safety policy, practices and other related activities (A.C. 3.1).
|D3 Demonstrate convergent /lateral /creative thinking|| Innovation/Creative thoughts have been applied|
| To achieve D3 you need to give distinct ideas for effectively communicating information on health and safety to all stakeholders (A.C 1.1).|
To achieve D3 you need to clearly set and justify the health and safety priorities appropriate for a specific health and social care workplace (A.C 1.3).
|Case Study: Fleetwood Hall Home|
Each Unit will be graded as a Pass, Merit, and Distinction when all learning outcomes and assessment criteria have been met.
A Pass is awarded for the achievement of all Learning Outcomes against the specified Assessment Criteria.
A Merit or Distinction is awarded for higher level achievement upon achieving the M’s and D’s criteria.
If all required assessment criteria have not been achieved the work is graded ‘Referred’.
If the work illustrate more than the similarity % cap or concern over originality of part or all content of the work, it is graded ‘Withheld’. The student will then be interviewed to ascertain originality.
In the case of incomplete work or partial submission (others such as blank template, no evidence of real attempt), the work is graded ‘Unreasonable Submission’.
When a Unit has been assessed, Grades are reported on the College’s VLE. You can obtain the grade awarded by viewing the Submission Inbox, navigating different tabs to see the status of your submission. By viewing the Report, the Originality can be obtained. Clicking on the GradeMark tab will reveal the QuickMark comments. Clicking on the General Comment tab will reveal the comments made by the Assessor and Internal Verifier.
Please note that numeric value (for example, 75% for Distinction) is used to classify the different grades awarded to support the system requirement on the College’s VLE, Grades are reported on the VLE as follow:
|10%|| Withheld |
W1 – direct copy from various sources
W2 – collusion
(Note: detailed feedback on W1 and W2 will be provided by the Assessor in the General feedback section.)
- For any late submission without approved Extenuating circumstances prior to the set deadline, the grade is capped at a PASS.
- It is expected that the guided word count are adhered to when writing your coursework.
- Read the assignment brief to enable you answer the questions correctly.
- When answering all learning outcomes, students have to relate or use the case studies below except in 3.3:
- Learning outcome 1: (1.1, 1.2, 1. 3) – Use Fleet wood Hall case study
- Learning outcome 2: (2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, and 3.2) – Use Fleet wood Hall case study
- Learning outcome 2 (2.3) use case study of Mrs Y
- Use Own experience from your place of work to answer 3.3 (avoid using case study and references in 3.3).
- NB: Do not mix up the case studies.
- You are also encouraged to use examples from your place of work in the health and social care setting.
- Defining key words and using references are very important. Also, use diagrams as appropriate.
- Brief introduction and conclusion are important to enable you achieve better grade.
- Include a list of references at the end of your essay
- Avoid using “www. Or google references. Read books
- Use Harvard style of referencing in your essay except in 3.3.