OCR Level 1 and 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care
You will be working in several different ways including group discussions, role play, personal research, group work, presentations, independent work and visiting speakers.
The course includes 2 required and 2 optional units.
Both of these units are exam assessed.
R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings
Learning outcomes include understanding how:
to support individuals to maintain their rights
important the values of care and how they are applied are
legislation affects care settings
personal hygiene, safety and security measures protect individual
R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings
Learning outcomes include:
understanding how to communicate effectively
understanding the personal qualities that contribute to effective care
being able to communicate effectively within health, social care and early years settings
Both of these units are coursework. They are:
R025: Understanding life stages
R023: Understanding body systems and disorders
How the course is assessed
R021 is an exam unit with a written paper for 1 hour and 30 minutes. This is worth 40% of the final grade.
R022, R023 and RO25 are internally assessed unit and moderated by OCR. These are worth 60% of the final grade.
Progression and career opportunities
Further qualifications include A levels, apprenticeships and further advanced vocational qualifications at level 3, like Cambridge technical qualifications.
There are many career opportunities include working in various health and social care settings that include careers in:
caring for older people
health care assistants