Health & Social Care
Mrs L Mason - Health & Social Care Coordinator
KS4 Subject Content
Years 9, 10 & 11
Qualification Name: Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health & Social Care
Exam board: OCR
The OCR Cambridge National in Health and Social Care will equip students with a sound, specialist knowledge as well as skills for everyday use. There is a vocational emphasis to the students learning with examples and case studies underpinning the whole of the course. This includes the ‘Values of Care’ and the current legislation requirements, and the importance of skills such as communication.
Students will complete 4 units across the 3 years. All four units must be completed:
Unit 1 – R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings
The aim of this unit is to get to know how the Health and Social Care sector works and the care values that lie at the core of it. The students will learn which health and social care services are available and they will identify why people might need to use these services. They will discover who is involved in providing these services and explore what might stop people from accessing the services they need. Finally students will look at the care values the sector has to make sure people get the care and protection they need. This unit is externally assessed. The students will sit a 1 written hour exam in either Year 10 or Year 11.
Unit 2 – R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings
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. Students will be able to demonstrate that they have those effective communication skills that are needed to work in a health, social care or early years setting. They will be able to plan effectively for interactions in a health, social care and early years setting. This unit is internally assessed.
Unit 3 – R023: Understanding body systems and disorders
This unit will provide learners with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of three major body systems: respiratory, digestive and cardiovascular. On completion of this unit learners will have developed their knowledge and understanding of the importance of the systems, structure, function and disorders that can affect the individual within health, social care and early years settings. They will be able to measure and interpret data obtained from various relevant body functions. This unit is internally assessed.
Unit 4 – R031: Using basic first aid procedures
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. On completion of this unit, learners will be able to assess the scene of an accident in health, social care and early years settings for risks and continuing dangers. Learners will know what information is needed when contacting the emergency services. Learners will know and be able to perform a variety of basic first aid procedures that could occur in a range of health, social care and early years settings. Students will also have the opportunity to complete a Paediatric First Aid qualification from a recognised first aid provider. This unit is internally assessed.
For further information please contact Mrs L Mason - H&SC Coordinator -