Health and Social Care

Contact member of staff – Mrs Tillett

OCR Cambridge Nationals Health and Social Care Level 2 Certificate

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).

Unit 1 – Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings

1 hour External exam – 25% of overall grade

On completion of the unit, learners will have gained an understanding of how to provide quality care for individuals, helping them to achieve their goals and how to apply the values of care so that individuals feel valued. Learners will also have gained an understanding of how regulatory frameworks aim to protect both individuals and care workers in settings and how procedures that are in place in care settings, aim to promote standards of hygiene and maintain safety and security for all who use or work within the setting.

Unit 2 – Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings

Controlled assessment – 25% of overall grade

On completion of this unit learners will be able to appreciate how the way they communicate and the personal qualities that they utilise when working with individuals in a health, social care or early years setting will have an impact on the care of those individuals. They will be able to demonstrate that they have those effective communication skills that are needed to work in a health, social care or early years setting. They will be able to plan effectively for interactions in a health, social care and early years setting.

Unit 3 – Understanding the nutrients needed for good health

Controlled assessment – 25% of overall grade

On completion of this unit learners will have an understanding of the key nutrients required for good health from childhood to old age and be able to apply this knowledge in practical situations.

Unit 4 – Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years settings

Controlled assessment – 25% of overall grade

On completion of this unit learners will be able to select from a range of creative activities available in health, social care and early years settings and how they meet the needs of individuals. Learners will gain an understanding of the benefits of creative activities to individuals and will be able to plan and carry out a creative activity with an individual or group in a health, social care or early years setting. Learners who complete this unit will have gained knowledge, understanding and skills which will enable them to contribute positively to a creative activity in a health, social care or early years setting.