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Health & Social Care

Departmental Staff

Mrs S Simms
Mrs J Kittler
Mrs E Herbert

Key Stage 4

Cambridge National Award in Health and Social Care Level 1 and 2
Couse Duration A two year course (Years 10 and 11)
Course Details OCR Cambridge nationals

Cambridge National Award in Health and Social Care Level 1 and 2

In the Cambridge National Award in Health and Social Care, students study 4 Units over 2 years.

  • R021: Essential Values of Care for use with individuals in care settings: This is a written exam paper worth 25% of the final grade.
  • R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings: This is a coursework unit worth 25% of the final grade.
  • R023: Understanding body systems and disorders: This is a coursework unit worth 25% of the final grade.
  • R029: Understanding the nutrients needed for good health: This is a coursework unit worth 25% of the final grade.

These courses are ideal for pupils considering a career in a health or social care related profession as it leads nicely onto further training/qualifications in health and social care.

To find out more go to:

www.ocr.org.uk/cambridgenationals

Or email:

cambridgenationals@ocr.org.uk

Key Stage 5

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 Health & Social Care (05831)
First Teaching First teaching from September 2017
Subject Title OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
Units

Students study 6 Units over two years:

Unit 1: Building positive relationships in health and social care: This is a mandatory unit assessed via a coursework task. 
Unit 2: Equality, diversity and rights in health & social care. This is a mandatory Unit assessed via written examination.
Unit 3: Health, safety and security in health and social care. This is a mandatory unit assessed via written examination.
Unit 4: Anatomy & Physiology for health and social care: this is a mandatory unit assessed via written examination.
Unit 10: Nutrition for health: This is a coursework unit.
Unit 15: Promoting health & well-being. This is a coursework unit.


This qualification is for learners aged 16 and over who want to study health science, social care or childcare. It will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into Higher Education on a health and social care-related programs such as Health & Social Care, Nursing, Social Work or Early Childhood Studies.

Learners don’t have to achieve the units in any particular order but the content in Units 1,2 and 3 underpins the learning in other units.

Achievement at unit level is graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction based on reaching the required grade boundary marks for each unit. 

There are two exam sessions, in January and in June. Learners can re-sit an examined unit once before they complete the qualification.

To find out more got to:

www.ocr.org.uk/healthandsocialcare

Or email:

vocational.qualifications@ocr.org.uk