Elements of competence |HSC420. 1 |Raise awareness of the value of leisure opportunities and activities for individuals | |HSC420. 2 |Negotiate and agree leisure opportunities and activities for individuals | About this Unit For this Unit you will need to promote opportunities for individuals to participate in leisure activities. Scope The scope is here to give you guidance on possible areas to be covered in this Unit. The terms in this section give you a list of options linked with items in the performance criteria.
You need to provide evidence for any option related to your work area. Awareness raising audiences: sports and recreation associations; employers’ associations; local government planners; community self-help groups; governors; trustees; shareholders; the general public. Communicate using: the individual’s preferred spoken language; the use of signs; symbols; pictures; writing; objects of reference; communication passports; other non verbal forms of communications; human and technological aids to communication. Leisure activities related to: hobbies; interests; sports (as a spectator or participant); entertainment (e. g. ccess to the theatre or visiting theatre groups), socialising (e. g. eating out, talking to others about the old days). They may take place within or outside the care environment. People and organisations who are suitable and able to provide leisure opportunities and activities include: those who organise or provide recreation and leisure activities in the care setting (e. g. care workers, entertainers); those who provide leisure activities for the general public (e. g. theatres, swimming pools, sports centres); those who provide leisure activities for specific groups within the community (e. g. Women’s Institute, youth workers).
Your knowledge and understanding for this Unit will relate to legal requirements and codes of practice applicable to the scope of your work and that of others with whom you work; your role, the level of responsibility you have within your organisation to manage activities to achieve an optimum service; the depth and breadth of understanding that will enable you carry out your job role and support others to perform competently; the need to be able to solve problems and resolve conflicts; the need to be able to evaluate, assess situations and act appropriately; systems and processes within your own and across other organisations and the need for you to be able to work in collaboration with individuals Values underpinning the whole of the Unit The values underpinning this Unit have been derived from the key purpose statement, the statement of expectations from carers and people receiving services, relevant service standards and codes of practice for health and social care in the four UK countries. If you are working with children and young people they can be found in the principles of Care Unit HSC44.
If you are working with adults they can be found in HSC45. To achieve this Unit you must demonstrate that you have applied the principles of care outlined in either Unit HSC44 or HSC45 in your practice and through your knowledge. Evidence Requirements for the Unit It is essential that you adhere to the Evidence Requirements for this Unit – please see details overleaf. |SPECIFIC Evidence Requirements for this unit | |Simulation: | |Simulation is NOT permitted for any part of this unit. | |The following forms of evidence ARE mandatory: | Direct Observation: Your assessor or an expert witness must observe you in real work activities which provide a | |significant amount of the performance criteria for most of the elements in this unit. For example how you were able to make | |and develop relationships with individual people for whom you are providing care, which enabled you to advise on and promote| |leisure opportunities and activities. | |Reflective Account/professional discussion: You should describe your actions in a particular situation and explain why you | |did things. For example you could write about the ways you create opportunities to advise and inform individuals and groups | |of the benefits an active lifestyle holds, explaining what research and reading you used and how you selected appropriate | |information to share with others. |Competence of performance and knowledge could also be demonstrated using a variety of evidence from the following: | |Questioning/professional discussion: May be used to provide evidence of knowledge, legislation, policies and procedures | |which cannot be fully evidenced through direct observation or reflective accounts. In addition the assessor/expert witness | |may also ask questions to clarify aspects of your practice. | |Expert Witness: A designated expert witness may provide direct observation of practice, questioning, professional discussion| |and feedback on reflective accounts. | |Witness Testimony: Can be a confirmation or authentication of the activities described in your evidence which your assessor | |has not seen. This could be provided by a work colleague, individuals or other key people. |Products: These can be any record that you would normally use within your normal role e. g. communication records, reports | |and records; minutes of meetings, policies and procedures, etc. | |You need not put confidential records in your portfolio, they can remain where they are normally stored and be checked by | |your assessor and internal verifier. If you do include them in your portfolio all names and identifying information must be| |removed to ensure confidentiality. | |These may also be assignments/projects: For example from HNC, O. U. courses. You could also use evidence of previous | |in-house training courses/programmes you have completed showing professional development. |GENERAL GUIDANCE | |Prior to commencing this unit you should agree and complete an assessment plan with your assessor which details the | |assessment methods you will be using, and the tasks you will be undertaking to demonstrate your competence. | |Evidence must be provided for ALL of the performance criteria ALL of the knowledge and the parts of the scope that are | |relevant to your job role. | |The evidence must reflect the policies and procedures of your workplace and be linked to current legislation, values and the| |principles of best practice within the Care Sector.
This will include the National Service Standards for your areas of work| |and the individuals you care for. | |All evidence must relate to your own work practice. | Knowledge specification for this unit Competent practice is a combination of the application of skills and knowledge informed by values and ethics. This specification details the knowledge and understanding required to carry out competent practice in the performance described in this unit. When using this specification it is important to read the knowledge requirements in relation to expectations and requirements of your job role. You need to provide evidence for ALL knowledge points listed below.
There are a variety of ways this can be achieved so it is essential that you read the ‘knowledge evidence’ section of the Assessment Guidance. |You need to show that you know, understand and can apply in practice: |Enter Evidence Numbers | |Values | | |1 The ways in which stereotyping, discrimination and stigmatisation might affect risk assessment and| | |how to guard against this. | | |2 How to apply the principles of equality, diversity and anti-discriminatory practice to your work. | |Legislation and organisational policy and procedures | | |3 The specific legislation, guidelines of good practice, charters and service standards which relate| | |to the work being undertaken, and the impact of this on the work. | | |4 The effect which Health and Safety legislation may have on the leisure opportunities and | | |activities promoted. | | |5 The boundaries and limits of your role in terms of promoting leisure opportunities and activities,| | |particularly in respect of the level of risk involved. | | |6 The role of the agency and its services and how they relate to other agencies and services in the | | |sector. | |7 The agency’s policy and procedures regarding confidentiality of information and the disclosure of | | |information to third parties, and the specific circumstances under which disclosure may be made. | | |8 Any particular factors relating to the agency’s policies and practices which affect the work | | |undertaken. | | |9 Your own role and responsibilities and from whom assistance and advice should be sought if you are| | |unsure. | | |Theory and practice | | |10 The role which recreation and leisure plays in the health and well-being of individuals. | |11 The effects of the therapeutic value or stimulation provided by leisure activities. | | |12 Evidence based practice in promoting leisure opportunities and activities to meet individual | | |needs and how to apply this evidence to your own work. | | |13 Methods of presenting information and encouraging interest in and about the role of leisure, in | | |meeting individual’s needs and promoting well-being. | | |14 The particular difficulties that individuals may face in seeking leisure opportunities and | | |activities. | | You need to show that you know, understand and can apply in practice: |Enter Evidence Numbers | |15 National and local schemes and agencies (statutory, private and voluntary) which are involved in | | |providing, promoting or creating leisure opportunities and activities, for whom they are designed | | |and how to access them. | | |16 The range of local leisure opportunities and activities, the forms these take, who they are aimed| | |at and how to access them. | | |17 The potential concerns which people and organisations may have about providing leisure | | |opportunities and activities for individuals, why it is important to acknowledge their concerns and | | |how to offer information to help them make informed decisions. | |18 How to gauge the level of interest and ability of people and organisations who may offer leisure | | |opportunities and activities to individuals. | | |19 How to alter communication when working with different individuals and representatives of | | |different agencies. | | |20 The options for promoting leisure opportunities and activities and which are the most appropriate| | |options for the people and organisations concerned. | | |21 Methods for assessing and managing risk. | |22 Methods of evaluating your own competence, determining when further support and expertise are | | |needed, and the measures to take to improve your own competence in this area of work. | | HSC420. 1Raise awareness of the value of leisure opportunities and activities for individuals |Performance criteria | | |DO |RA |EW |Q |P |WT | |1 You identify, contact, meet and communicate appropriately with | | | | | | | |people and organisations to establish their interest in the value | | | | | | | |of leisure activities for individuals. | | | | | | |2 You present clear, accurate and relevant information to awareness| | | | | | | |raising audiences about: | | | | | | | |(a) the relationship between and benefits that appropriate leisure | | | | | | | |activities can bring to individuals | | | | | | | |(b) the impact of discrimination, oppression and social exclusion | | | | | | | |on individuals | | | | | | | |(c) ways of offering leisure opportunities and activities to | | | | | | | |individuals | | | | | | |3 You give people the opportunity to ask questions and confirm | | | | | | | |their understanding of the information provided. | | | | | | | |4 You seek further support and advice in areas that are outside | | | | | | | |your expertise to deal with. | | | | | | | |5 You refer people and organisations who need information and | | | | | | | |advice that is outside your expertise to provide, to other | | | | | | | |appropriate sources. | | | | | | |6 You challenge constructively attitudes and behaviour which are | | | | | | | |ill informed, misguided, abusive or discriminatory. | | | | | | | |7 You identify and encourage people and organisations to become | | | | | | | |champions in the provision of leisure opportunities and activities | | | | | | | |for individuals and support them to raise the awareness of other | | | | | | | |people and organisations. | | | | | | | HSC420. Negotiate and agree leisure opportunities and activities for individuals |Performance criteria | | |DO |RA |EW |Q |P |WT | |1 You encourage people and organisations to consider their capacity| | | | | | | |and any reasonable adjustments that they could make, to enable them| | | | | | | |to offer individuals leisure opportunities and activities. | | | | | | | DO = Direct ObservationRA = Reflective AccountQ = Questions EW = Expert Witness P = Product (Work)WT = Witness Testimony HSC420. Negotiate and agree leisure opportunities and activities for individuals (cont) |Performance criteria | | |DO |RA |EW |Q |P |WT | |2 You evaluate the willingness and ability of people and | | | | | | | |organisations to provide leisure opportunities and activities for | | | | | | | |individuals. | | | | | | | |3 You identify people and organisations who are suitable and able | | | | | | | |to provide leisure opportunities and activities. | | | | | | |4 You examine with people and organisations who are suitable and | | | | | | | |able to provide leisure opportunities and activities: | | | | | | | |(a) the potential challenges and rewards | | | | | | | |(b) any resources which will be required | | | | | | | |5 You clearly explain your role and responsibilities to people and | | | | | | | |organisations who can provide leisure opportunities and activities. | | | | | | |6 You discuss and agree with people and organisations that have | | | | | | | |agreed to offer leisure opportunities and activities: | | | | | | | |(a) the number of individuals they are able to cater for | | | | | | | |(b) the type of leisure opportunities and activities they are able | | | | | | | |to offer | | | | | | | |(c) any reasonable restrictions on those o whom the opportunities | | | | | | | |would be made available | | | | | | | |(d) any reasonable adjustments (beyond those that are legally | | | | | | | |required), they will need to make and who will resource and make | | | | | | | |the adjustments | | | | | | | |7 You confirm agreements in writing and take appropriate actions to| | | | | | | |enable the leisure opportunities and activities to be accessed. | | | | | | | |8 You record and report processes and outcomes within | | | | | | | |confidentiality agreements and according to legal and | | | | | | | |organisational requirements. | | | | | | | DO = Direct ObservationRA = Reflective AccountQ = Questions EW = Expert Witness P = Product (Work)WT = Witness Testimony To be completed by the Candidate | |I SUBMIT THIS AS A COMPLETE UNIT | | | |Candidate’s name: …………………………………………… | | | |Candidate’s signature: ……………………………………….. | | | |Date: ………………………………………………………….. | |To be completed by the Assessor | |It is a shared esponsibility of both the candidate and assessor to claim evidence, however, it is the responsibility of the | |assessor to ensure the accuracy/validity of each evidence claim and make the final decision. | | | |I certify that sufficient evidence has been produced to meet all the elements, pcS AND KNOWLEDGE OF THIS UNIT. | | | | | |Assessor’s name: ……………………………………………. | | | |Assessor’s signature: ……………………………………….... | | | |Date: ………………………………………………………….. | | |Assessor/Internal Verifier Feedback | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | To be completed by the Internal Verifier if applicable | |This section only needs to be completed if the Unit is sampled by the Internal Verifier | | | |Internal Verifier’s name: …………………………………………… | | | |Internal Verifier’s signature: ……………………………………….. | | | |Date: …………………………………….. ………………………….. | -----------------------  If you are working with children and young people the term “individuals” covers children and young people and “key people” covers parents, families, carers, friends and others with whom the child/young person has a supportive relationship  The key purpose identified for those working in health and social care settings is “to provide an integrated, ethical and inclusive service, which meets agreed needs and outcomes of people requiring health and/or social care”