OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National in Health and Social Care

What Will I Learn?

The Health and Social Care course will introduce you to the health and social care sector.  You will gain the important knowledge, understanding and skills that are the foundations for working in this area.  This will include many that are used by health care professions on a day-to-day basis, such as assessing people’s health and wellbeing and designing individualised care plans.  You will also acquire transferable skills and tools that will enhance your future employability, such as communication and team working skills.  You will also look at the employability opportunities within this vast sector and identify skills and qualities that will gain you access into a rewarding career.

An OCR Cambridge National Certificate  in Health and Social Care  is equivalent to one GCSE grade 9 – 1.

How Am I Assessed?

To pass the course you must complete 4 modules – 3 coursework modules and one external examination, as detailed below:

RO21 — Essential Values of Care for use with Individuals in Care Settings
Externally marked exam—1 hour

RO22 — Communicating and working with Individuals in Heatlh, Social Care and Early Years settings
Centre assessed—OCR moderated

RO25— Life Stages
Centre assessed—OCR moderated

RO26—Planning for employment in Health, Social Care and the Children and Young People’s Workforce

What Career Options Do I Have?

This course will give you a pathway to A Levels/Cambridge Technical and University and support your career in many different areas such as: Nursing, Midwifery, Teaching, Childcare, Social Care, Sports Therapy and many more.

The opportunity to take up an apprenticeship within the Healthcare, Social Care or Child Care sector is also an option to consider.