Health and Social Care:

OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care (120 GLH) code J811

Health and Social Care students will develop a keen interest in learning how to care for people in a health, social or care settings and consider some of the dilemmas many of these individuals face.  They will understand the importance of ensuring care values are adhered to, ensuring the maintenance of good health and well-being. They will be encouraged to develop and improve their knowledge and understanding of the different health and social care settings. They will apply their learning to a real life setting and be able to demonstrate transferable skills and so enhance their employability and understanding of how key services function.

This means:

  • Articulating the importance of effective communication and dialogue in health and social care settings.
  • Developing the knowledge and principles of health and social care.
  • Understanding the care values within health and social care settings.
  • Exploring and examining the impact of incompetence and disciplinary proceedings.

The course places strong emphasis on equipping students with sound specialist knowledge, nurturing and encouraging creativity and independence while adopting effective time management and developing research skills Students will also focus on effective written and verbal communication. We want to enhance student employability and contribute to both their personal development and future economic well-being.

The course is divided into 4 units:

Unit R021 Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings (mandatory exam based – 25% weighting)

·         Understand how to support individuals to maintain their rights

·         Understand the importance of the values of care and how they are applied

·         Understand how Legislation impacts on care settings

·         Understand how personal hygiene, safety and security measures protect individuals

Unit R022 Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings (mandatory coursework based – 25% weighting).

·         Understand how to communicate effectively

·         Understand the personal qualities that contribute to effective care

·         Be able to communicate effectively within a health, social care and early years setting.

Unit R025 Life Stages  (coursework based – 25% weighting)

·         Understand the stages of development from young people to adulthood

·         Understand the ageing process in older adulthood

·         Know which medical conditions may affect progress through the life stages

·         Be able to create support plans

Unit RO28 Understanding the development and protection of young children in an early years setting (coursework based – 25% weighting)

·         Understand the key milestones of physical, intellectual and language development between 0-5 years

·         Understand the key milestones of emotional and social development between 0-5 years

·         Be able to create a safe environment to protect children (in an early years setting)

Health & Social Care Years 10- 11 Curriculum Plan