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Assessment Brief Component Title and Code: Care Skills 5N2770 Level: QQI Level 5 Assessment Technique: Assignment 40% (2*20%) Learning Outcomes...

Assessment Brief

Component Title and Code: Care Skills 5N2770

Level: QQI Level 5    

Assessment Technique:

Assignment 40% (2*20%)

Learning Outcomes Assessed: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13

Title of this Assessment Activity: Assignment 40%

Assessment Activity Description and Instructions to Learner:

Assignment One (20%) - 1000 Word count 2, 6, 7, 8, 10

Patrick is 82 years old and is a client that you work with. Patrick is blind, he has slowly lost his sight over the last 5 years. Increasingly over time, Patrick has begun to isolate himself socially. You are required to write assignment based on Patrick and include the following items:

1.     Outline the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual issues to be aware of when caring for a person who is blind and elderly - (5 marks)

  1. Compare and contrast the different care needs between Patrick and a sighted resident, discuss in particular the difference in dressing and eating needs - (5 Marks)


  1. Describe how you, as a health care worker, would support and assist Patrick to satisfy his social needs - (3 Marks)


  1. Reflect on key learning achieved during this assignment (2.5 Marks)


Marks will also be allocated for the following:

  • Demonstrate evidence of critical thinking and additional research (2.5 Marks)
  • Ensure assignment is well presented, referenced correctly and presented appropriately (2 Marks)



Assignment Two (20%) -1000 Word s



words 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Mary is 72 years old and is a client that you work with. Mary has recently had surgery and needed to have a colostomy device. This has caused a major upheaval in her life and she is finding it difficult to adjust. your shoul assignment based on Mary and including the following items:

  1. Outline the issues to be aware of when attending to Mary's personal care needs ensuring you discuss best practice for effective care of Mary's Stoma (5 Marks)


  1. Discuss how you could support Mary in maintaining her dignity while assisting her in changing her colostomy device. Describe how you would dispose of any soiled linen (5 Marks)


  1. Detail how you would provide assistance that enhances Mary's independence and positive self-image (2.5 Marks)


  1. Reflect on key learning achieved during this assignment (3 Marks)


Marks will also be allocated for the following:

  • Demonstrate evidence of critical thinking and additional research (2.5 Marks)
  • Assignment is well written, referenced correctly and presented appropriately (2 Marks)




Component Title and Code: Care Skills 5N2770

Level: QQI Level 5

Teacher/Tutor Name: Fiona Wylie

Assessment Technique:

Skills Demonstration - 60%

Learning Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15

Title of this Assessment Activity: Skills Demonstration    

Assessment Activity Description and Instructions to Learner:

 

Skills Demonstrations - 60%

You are required to conduct 2 skills demonstrations as detailed below. These must be completed while on work placement. There are 2 elements to each demonstration:

  1. You must demonstrate them and be seen by your supervisor who should fill out the documentation.
  2. Use the detailed below.

 

Skills Demonstration 1: Total 30% LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15

Written 10% ( Word Count 700)                                Supervisors Assessment 20%


You are required to outline and demonstrate your skills and awareness of client needs while giving a client a bed bath. You should use the below guidelines your written account.

  1. Outline in detail, the steps taken prior to carrying out a bed bath (2 Marks)
  2. Describe the steps taken during the bed bath procedure (2 Marks)
  3. Discuss the importance of being observant to changes in the clients condition during the procedure (2 Marks)
  4. Describe how you communicated effectively with the client during the task and how you communicated with relevant staff after completing the task (2 Marks)
  5. Outline how you ensured that appropriate health and safety procedures were followed (2 Marks)

 

 

Skills Demonstration 2: Total 30% LO: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15

Written 10% (Word Count: 700 ) Supervisors Assessment 20%

You are required to outline and demonstrate your ability to assist a client with oral care/dentures. You should use the below guidelines in your written account.

  1. Outline in detail, the steps taken prior to assisting the client with oral care/dentures (2 Marks)
  2. Describe the steps taken during the procedure (2 Marks)
  3. Discuss how you communicated effectively with the client during the task and how you communicated on completion of the task with relevant staff members (2 Marks)
  4. Describe how you would ensure that correct report writing measures were followed (2 Marks)
  5. Outline how you ensured health and safety procedures were followed (2 Marks)

 

Please see below document for supervisor's reports.





2nd Assignment is on Communication.




Collection of work -50% Component Title and Code:Communications 6N1950Level: QQI Level 6


Assessment Technique: Collection of work

Learning Outcomes Assessed: LO's 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11

Title of this Assessment Activity: Collection of work-Written Tasks

N.B.

It is essential to corroborate your writings with referencing.


•Communications in Early Childhood Care -Childcare Level 6.


•Each assignment should be presented with a page cover (including your assignment word count),

declaration, table of contents, body of assignment, bibliography.

Assessment Activity Description and Instructions to Learner:-collection of work -written tasks.

Guidelines: Collection of work -The Learner will produce evidence of appropriate work carried out over a period of time which clearly demonstrates achievement of a range of learning outcomes 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11 . Please note:

All tasks are to be completed as outlined in the brief.

All sections of work should be submitted for

correction together. Submission of individual sections will not be

corrected.

Section 1 Lo (7,8)Task 1-Preparation of personal CV(5%) Instructions:

Prepare own current

CV on two pages for submission:

1) CV must be word processed using a recognized style-(maximum page 2)

2) CV should be structured in a presentable fashion (headings, logical order, reverse chronology) 

3) All essential components, personal details, education, qualifications, referees etc included 

4) CV should be proof read and error free (Include a draft of the CV which demonstrates reading, proofing and editing)

Note: You will present your CV

in an interview in second part of your assessment outlined in the Skills Demonstration brief.

Section 2 Lo (2,9)

Task 2-Legislation (5%) Instructions:

Provide a brief outline of the Legislation than governs communication

and health and safety in the ECCE.

1) Learner will research and outline three significant pieces of

communication and safety legislation including correct titles and dates

2)Learner will demonstrate with examples of how these apply in the

ECCE setting

3) Learner will reflect on the importance of legislation

4) References must be given to sources used

Section 3

Los (7,8,11)

Task 3-Present a formal business letter (5%)

Instructions:

A page

Instructions:

1.Content gives all the required details in formal business tone

2.Letter layout is structured appropriately and word processed.

3.Use of correct Salutation and closing

4.Correct use of grammar, spelling, punctuation etc

(Include a draft of the letter which demonstrates reading,

proofing and editing) No Word Count

Section 4.

LOs (3,4,9)Task 4-Non-Verbal/ Visual Communication (10%)

Instructions: a)Produce a no -verbal visual poster. Produce a simple non verbal message on an A

4 paper relating to some aspect of the childcare setting. Using

visual / non verbal images/graphics and colors to convey the message. This can be in IT format or by hand .

b) Give a short evaluation to include own on verbal

communication

impacts on everyday human interaction, how you read and researched the ideas for your visual aid, and the effectiveness of the message for children/parents.

This task should reflect:

1. A good example of non verbal communication

2. A clear message given

3. Originality & creativity in design with use of appropriate media

4.A succinct evaluation of the impact non verbal mess Section

5:Lo (8,9)

Task 5 - sustained piece of writing (10%)

Instructions The learner is to research and produce a short essay on an area in childcare that they have an interest in.The essay should be word processed.Suggested topics:

·The ECCE scheme

·The changes in regulations

·The importance of observations

·How Aistear or Siolta promotes learning

·The role of the adult in childcare

·The importance of reading to improve emergent literacy

·The importance of play in facilitating holistic developme The writing should denote:

1.An interesting choice of topic and rationale for choosing it

2.Good structure and paragraphing

3.Correct grammar, spelling and punctuation

4. Fluency of style and expression and correct tone used

5.Evidence of research with the textual references and bibliography

Note: The topic chosen for the sustained piece of writing will be the same topic to be used in your oral presentation).

Section 6.

SLO(1,9)Task 6 -Critique/review an issue/topic(5%)

Instructions:

Learners are required to research and critique current issues in

Communications And Information Technology ICT and use in the childcare setting to include the following information: Description of types of ICT being used

Use of critical thinking skills to critique research e.g. valid arguments for and against ICT use Identification of research used to investigate the topic (min two source referenced in text and bibliography) (Include a draft of the critique which demonstrates reading, proofing and editing)

Section 7.

Los(8,9,11)

Task 7-Written communication for a group discussion meeting & effective use of ICT (10%) Instructions: The Learner is to devise written communication documents to conduct a formal meeting with staff to discuss a policy on the use of ICT in the childcare setting.

In producing the documents the learner will use a range of IT skills. including:

·Word processing and printing

·Creating a computer generated template

·Emailing

·Internet search and down load Tasks for meeting:

1. Devise a memo informing staff of the meeting. This should include the date time and venue in the correct layout and format with good spelling and grammar, correct dates and information. Verbal communication Skills -Preparation of role, voice control (including tone & audibility), clarity of spoken message, relevance of contribution, turn-taking,  negotiation & sustained interest will be considered.

Active Listening Skills -Facilitated & recorded by the Provider/Tutor, the learner will be assessed on careful listening skills via the principles of active listening -rapport building through responses, paraphrasing & summarizing.

3. Non-verbal Communication Skills -A task to be facilitated &recorded by the Provider/Tutor, the learner will be assessed in the areas associated to positive body language including gesticulation, appropriateness of eye contact, posture engagement with audience & overall image projected.

Please note:

All tasks are to be completed as outlined in the brief all skills demonstrations must be recorded with the learner showing ID

at the start of each one. All recording should be checked for suitability for marking before sending to Chevron Training e.g. picture quality, sound and full recordings.

The three recordings must be submitted in one of following formats:

·CD

·USB

Skills Demonstrations (50%)

Section 1.

Los(2,9,10)

Skills Demonstration

1-Oral presentation-Total 20 marks Instructions: The l

earner will research a chosen topic

in childcare (Topic chosen in Task 5 in collection of work).

The learner will demonstrate vocal and interactive skills in personal and professional contexts, and give an oral presentation to a small group. Students must gather 4 people to present to (i.e. staff of childcare facility where they are doing work experience or friends/family).

The presentation should be between 8-10 minutes long. Thoroughly researched and evidence apparent in the use of good practice points and legislation referred to in presentation.

The presentation must be well prepared and at least one visual aid should be used.(visual aids that may be used to support your presentation flip chart, posters,

PowerPoint, Props or any other suitable aid)You will be assessed on the following points:

1.Evidence of preparation and rehearsal

(2)2.A structured presentation with relevance to the sector(with start-middle and end)

(3)3.Voice control (including tone pitch & audibility, speed )

(1)4.Clarity of spoken message and correct tone

(2)5.Body language -gesticulation ,eye contact, posture

(2)6.Overall image projected professional, confident

(2)7.Presenter's sustained interes in topic with focus and attention

(2)8.Evidence of reaching topic with rerences to professional practice and legislation

(2)9.Maintaining audience attention engagement with audience

(1)10.Ability to answer questions appropriately expand when necessary on responses

(2)11.Effective use of visuals to support oral presentation

(1)( Notes and prompt cards may be used to show preparation however these should not just be read constantly and overtake the verbal interaction required for the presentation)

Process for submission of Communications Skills Demonstration for Oral Presentation:

·

Students are required to carry out an o

ral presentation on a child care

topic of their choic

e.

·Students must gather 4 people to present to (i.e. staff of childcare facility where they are doing work experience or friends/family).

·Presentation is to be visually recorded.

·At the beginning of recording, student must present ID to the camera to confirm who they are.

·You are then required to record a shot of your audience.

·Camera will then focus on the student for the presentation.

·Students that do not follow the above guidelines will receive 0 marking.

Section 2. Los(1,5,6,10,11)

Skills Demonstration 2. Group discussion 15 marks

Instructions:

The learner must prepare for a group meeting/discussion on a topic relating to childcare (Topic chosen in Task 7 in the collection of work '

Drafting a Policy On Use Of ITC In The Ecce Setting'. You must gather four friends/family or colleagues and record the discussion. The discussion should be between 5-8 minutes long. You will lead and facilitate the discussion. You

will be assessed on the following:

1.Learner demonstrates a positive contribution to group discussion


2.Observes conventions of interpersonal interaction using good eye contact and listening


3.Respects others to have their opinion

with tact, diplomacy, empathy and patience

(2)4.Adopts good non-verbal cues in signaling, positive listening, clarification

(2)5.Keepsaim/goal/task in view staying on track with discussion topic

(2)6.Shows assertiveness and can move discussion forward.

 (2)7.Self-confidencein helping move the group to a decision/conclusion

(3)(The handout printed offer Task 7

can be used at this discussion as reference to research; but do not read it off as this will defer from group interaction)

Process for submission

of Communications Skills Demonstrations: Group Discussion

·After the student

has completed their oral presentation to their group of 4 people, these 4 people will then

participate in a group discussion with the student which will again be visually recorded.

·You may have to reorganize seating before you begin

·Your discussion is on 'Drafting a Policy On Use Of ITC In The Ecce Setting'

·At the beginning of the group discussion recording, the student must again present their ID to the camera and

clearly state their chosen topic for discussion.

·You are then required to record a shot of your audience.

·Camera will then focus on the student for the discussion

·Students can put presentation recording on a DVD/USB memory stick and post to Chevron Training for correction, it can also be submitted via Dropbox.

·If you have used a PowerPoint presentation/hand-out/visual aid for your discussion, you are required to submit these with your recordings/written work also to Chevron Training.

·Students that do not follow the above guidelines will receive 0 marking.

Section 3

.

Los(5,10) Skills Demonstration 3. Interview 15 marks Los(5,10)Instructions: You will

ask a member of staff or the manager/supervisor in a child

care facility to interview you based on your CV. and career plans.

The interview will last 5-10 mins.The interview will be videotaped with the video clearly focused on the candidate who answering the questions. Questions should relate to:

·Your skills and experience on your CV

·Where you see your career going in the future

·The area in childcare you would most like to work and why

·What you can bring to the childcare sector

·Your future plans for training You will be assessed on the followin:

1.Opening and closing communication effectively

(1)2.The ability to answer questions

appropriately(2)

3.To communicate with clarity and sincere tone

(2)4.Use of positive body language good eye connect and posture

(2)5.Effective use of active listening(2)

6.Respond to questions confidently

(2)7.the ability to expand answers(2)

8.when necessary on responses seek clarification

(2)Process for submission of Communications Skills Demonstrations:

Interview

.

Process for Interview.

·At the beginning of the recording, the student must again present their ID to the camera and clearly state the purpose of the demonstration

i.e. interview to demonstrate verbal and listening skills.

·You are then required to record a shot of your interviewer.

·Camera will then focus on the student for the interview

·Students can put presentation recording on

a DVD/USB memory stick and post to Chevron Training for

correction, it can also be submitted via Drop box.

·Students that do not follow the above guidelines will receive 0 marking

Note: The camera/recording device must be in close vicinity to the student in order for the assessor to hear

and be able to mark the skills demonstrations. Please check that the recording can be heard on your own

laptop/computer ,

All sections of work should be submitted for correction together. Submission of individual sections will

not be corrected.

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