Pdf Unit 45 Level 3 Health and Social Care

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Unit 45: Independent Learning in
Health and Social Care
Unit code: D/600/9026
QCF Level 3: BTEC Nationals
Credit value: 10
Guided learning hours: 60
Aim and purpose
This unit aims to enable learners to work independently and contribute effectively in a learning environment.
Learners will be able to focus on learning and how they approach the process of learning, including learning choices, methods of learning and resources.
Unit introduction
Learners are increasingly being encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, extending both to the choice of learning opportunities and to methods of learning. The aim of this unit is to focus on learning choices, methods of learning and resources, of encouraging learners to
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PLTS: This summary references where applicable, in the square brackets, the elements of the personal, learning and thinking skills which are embedded in the assessment of this unit. By achieving the criteria, learners will have demonstrated effective application of the referenced elements of the skills.
Key IE – independent enquirers
CT – creative thinkers
RL – reflective learners
TW – team workers
SM – self-managers
EP – effective participators
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care
– Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010 4
Essential guidance for tutors
This unit links closely to learning for all other units within the programme. Learners will focus on developing learning skills, improving performance and achievement. Learners will be enabled to acquire new skills and ways of thinking.
The unit should be introduced by encouraging learners to consider as wide a range of available resources as possible. The intention is for learners to develop a critical approach to resources, and they should therefore be exposed to an extensive range. Individual or small-group activities, in which learners actively seek out a range of relevant resources for a particular topic and then share and discuss their findings with the rest of the group, could be used as a means of achieving this. This should ideally be linked to learners’ work within other units of the programme, and


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