Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 Essay

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Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings SHC 31 3 3 10 J/601/1434

Unit purpose and aim
This unit is aimed at those who work in health or social care settings or with children or young people in a wide range of settings. The unit introduces the central importance of communication in such settings, and ways to overcome barriers to meet individual needs and preferences in communication Learning Outcomes The learner will: 1 Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting Assessment Criteria The learner can: 1.1 Identify the different reasons people communicate 1.2
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This unit is competence based. This means that it is linked to the candidate’s ability to competently perform a range of tasks connected with their work. This unit may be assessed using any method, or combination of methods, which clearly demonstrates that the learning outcomes and assessment criteria have been met. This unit requires workplace assessment of occupational competence. Assessment decisions for competence based learning outcomes (eg those beginning with ‘Be able to’) must be made in a real work environment by an occupationally competent assessor. Any knowledge evidence integral to these learning outcomes may be generated outside of the work environment but the final assessment decision must be within the real work environment. Competence based assessment must include direct observation as the main source of evidence.

Guidance on assessment and evidence requirements
OCR does not stipulate the mode of delivery for the teaching of the content of this unit. Centres are free to deliver this unit using

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