Health and Social Care

Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care will equip learners with sound specialist knowledge and skills for everyday use. All learners will be challenged by introducing them to demanding material and skills; encouraging independence and creativity; providing tasks that engage with the most taxing aspects of the National Curriculum, including Values of Care and the current legislation requirements and the importance of softer skills, such as communication skills to ensure individuals right to independence and dignity.

Learning Sequence Overview

Key Stage 4

Sequence of Learning KS4

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KS4 Intervention Programme

As required, pupils may need to attend intervention at lunchtimes or afterschool in order to complete coursework tasks, develop their knowledge of topic areas or in preparation for examinations.

GCSE Specification

The OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care consist of two mandatory units and two optional units. The grading is Distinction* to Pass (equivalent of 9-4).

R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings

Written paper OCR set and marked 1 hour – 60 marks (worth 25%)

This mandatory unit focuses on the rights of individuals and will instil the values of care to be used when working in a health, social care or early years environment. All good practice is based on these values and enables those who use and work in care settings to apply quality practice. The unit also provides an overview of legislation and its impact on the care settings and covers the hygiene, safety and security matters that relate to promoting a healthy and safe environment.

R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings Centre assessed tasks OCR moderated. Assignment set in school which includes practical tasks (25%)

This unit will provide learners with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of how to communicate effectively and what personal qualities will contribute to the creation of a caring environment when working with individuals in a health, social care and early years setting.

R027: Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years settings Centre assessed tasks OCR moderated. Assignment set in school which includes practical tasks (25%)

In this unit learners will have the opportunity to explore the different types of creative activities that are available to individuals in health, social care and early years settings. They will understand how important it is to promote creative activities, so that the needs of the individuals are met as well as ensuring that those involved enjoy the experience and gain personal value from participating.

R031: Using basic first aid procedures Centre assessed tasks OCR moderated. Assignment set in school which includes practical tasks (25%)

This unit will provide learners with a knowledge and understanding of basic common first aid procedures that could be used within health and social care settings.

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/health-and-social-care-level-1-2-j801-j811-j821/

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My Revision Notes: Cambridge National Level 1/2 Health and Social Care

Key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge

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