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Health and Social Care

Subject: Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care

Course overview

KS4

This qualifications will assess the application of Health and Social Care through their practical use. They will provide learners with essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aim of enhancing their employability when they leave education, contributing to both their personal development and future economic well-being. Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care will equip learners with sound specialist knowledge and skills for everyday use. They will also challenge all learners, including high attaining learners, 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). The hands on approach that will be required for both teaching and learning will chime appropriately with the way young people use new technology and will underpin a highly valid approach to the assessment of their skills as is borne by what teachers tell us. The qualification design, including the range of units available, will allow learners the freedom to explore more deeply the things that interest them as well as providing good opportunity to enhance their learning in a range of curriculum areas.

Key Stage 4 Overview

Exam Board

OCR

Qualification type

Cambridge National

Assessment

Unit R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings. 1 hour written paper, consists of two sections, each comprising 60 marks (60UMS) short answer and extended response questions. OCR set and marked.

Unit R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings. The centre assessed task: Approximately 10 hours internal assessment will be based on a centre selected model 60 marks (60UMS) assignment. Centre assessed and OCR moderated.

Unit R023: Understanding body systems and disorders, Approximately 10 hours internal assessment will be based on a centre selected model 60 marks (60 UMS) assignment. Centre assessed and OCR moderated assesses the quality of written communication.

Year 9

 

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  • Understand how to support individuals to maintain their rights
  • Understand the importance of the values of care and how they are applied
  • 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

Year 10

 

 

 

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  • 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

Year 11

 

 

 

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  • 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
  • Know about careers in health, social care or the children and young people’s workforce
  • Know about careers in health, social care or the children and young people’s workforce
  • Understand the nature of working in health, social care or the children and young people’s workforce
  • Be able to plan for careers in health, social care or the children and young people’s workforce
  • Revision

Useful websites/resources

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

Cambridge National Level 1/2 Health and Social Care textbook

Author: Maria Ferreiro Peteiro, Judith Adams, Mary Riley

ISBN: 9781471899744

Publisher: Hodder Education

Date: April 2017

Recommended revision guide

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