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Health and Social Care

KS4 - CAMBRIDGE NATIONALS CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 1/2

The OCR Cambridge National in Health and Social Care can help you take your first steps towards a career in a variety of health and social care settings, including Early Years. The course will teach you skills such as effective communication alongside the essential values of care relating to the workplace.

The course is aimed at anyone who is interested in a career in health, social care or early years’ settings or students who simply wish to develop a broader range of skills, personal qualities and attitudes essential for a successful working life.

You will enjoy this course if you are interested in working with people and wish to pursue a career in Care. If you enjoy working in group situations, taking responsibility for your own learning and have the ability to empathise with others, then this is the course for you.

COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT

Over the two years, students will need to complete four units.  Two mandatory and two optional specialist ones.  

Core / mandatory

R021 | Essential Values of Care for use with individuals in health, social care and early years’ settings               

(Externally assessed exam)

Core / mandatory

R022 | Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years’ settings               

(Internally assessed coursework)

Core / mandatory

R024 | Pathways for providing care in health, social care and early years’ settings        

(Internally assessed coursework)

Core / mandatory

R027 | Creative Activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years’ settings               

(Internally assessed coursework)

WHERE CAN THIS COURSE LEAD?

This course can lead on to the Cambridge Technical Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care when entering Sleaford Joint Sixth Form. This could also lead to apprenticeships in a variety of Health, Social Care or Early Years’ settings or related college courses.

KS5 - CAMBRIDGE TECHNICAL DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 3

There are a wide range of career opportunities across all sectors of Health, Social Care and Children & Young People. The course will equip you with the skills you need for either university or work, and is a first step towards a career in any of these areas.

The subject is taught by enthusiastic and committed staff who bring out the best in the students.

The O.C.R. Level 3 Diploma is a two year course that consists of 6 mandatory units, plus a range of Optional units that provide for a combined total of 120 credits, and is broadly equivalent to two A Levels. Students will be required to carry out two weeks of work experience in a related setting during this course. This course requires a commitment to the full two year programme as final accreditation is not available until the end of year 13.

EXAMPLE OF UNIT TITLES INCLUDE:

  • Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Caring for Children & Young People
  • Caring for individuals with additional needs
  • Nutrition for Health and Social Care
  • Psychological and Sociological Perspectives for Health & Social Care

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Students are assessed through their portfolio of coursework taken under controlled assessment conditions in school – there are no examinations.

SKILLS REQUIRED

A keen, enthusiastic approach to independent study is required, as well as the ability to write coherently and in-depth at Level 3. Students will also be expected to work as part of a team, thus requiring good communication and presentation skills. Practical application of learning is a key skill to success.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The minimum entry requirements are 5 GCSEs at A*-C including English.