Health & Social Care

Curriculum Intent

Health and Social Care is a new faculty and is led by one specialist teacher. Upon successful completion of this course students will achieve a Level 2 qualification which is the equivalent of one GCSE.

The Health and Social Care course is a vocationally-related qualification which takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care will equip students with a sound, specialist knowledge of how to meet the needs of individuals using the services, students gain employability skills along with learning life skills for everyday use.

The course will also challenge all students by introducing them to demanding materials and skills, encouraging independence and creativity. We develop skills in empathy and listening, perseverance, commitment, humility, good manners, confidence as well as seeking and responding to feedback.

Curriculum Implementation

All learners will be registered to complete the OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care which consists of two mandatory units and two optional units.

R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings (mandatory). This is an examined unit, set and marked by OCR.

R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings (mandatory). This is a coursework unit and will be marked by the centre.

R023: Understanding body systems and disorders (optional). This is a coursework unit and will be marked by the centre.

R031: Using basic first aid procedures (optional). This is a coursework unit and will be marked by the centre.

Skills for Success and Career Opportunities

The pathways into work are vast in Health and Social Care. This course will lead to careers in Nursing, Counsellor, Occupational Therapist, Mental Health worker, Social Worker, Youth Worker, Early years practitioner, Teacher, Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, Paramedic, Midwifery

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Contact the Head of Health and Social Care

For more details, please contact Mrs. Z. Hussain