Health & Social Care
CAMBRIDGE NATIONALS LEVEL 2 IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (VOCATIONAL)
What Will You Do?
The Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for a career in the health and social care sector. Through completing a range of assignments, you will explore issues relating to health and well being, human anatomy and development and individuals’ rights and needs.
How Will You Do It?
You will study for the Cambridge Nationals Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care which consists of three different units:
RO32: Principles of Care for Use with Individuals in Care Settings: This unit will help prepare you for a career in any area of health and social care. You will explore the care values that underpin current practice in health and social care and explore ways to promote choice and independence through care. You will also investigate the different forms of communication which may be used in health and social care.
R033: Supporting individuals through life stages: In this unit you will develop a knowledge and understanding of different aspects of human growth and development across the main life stages. You will explore some of the different positive and negative influences which can affect development. This will help you understand and be able to work with people who use health and social care services more effectively. You will research the service providers and practitioners that can support individuals, recommend support and justify how this will meet the needs of a specific individual.
R035: In this unit you will have the opportunity to explore the various public health challenges the country faces, the approaches used to encourage health and wellbeing and the importance of this to society. You will understand the factors affecting a healthy lifestyle so that campaigns can be designed to target different groups of people. You will also learn how to plan and deliver your own small-scale health promotion campaign and how to evaluate your planning and delivery.
What Qualifications Can You Obtain?
Initially all students will study the Cambridge Nationals Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care, which is equivalent to 1 GCSE at grades 9-4. Those students who make less than expected progress may, at their teacher’s discretion, study for the Cambridge Nationals Level 1 in Health and Social Care which is equivalent to 1 GCSE grades at 3-1. The qualification is assessed as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.
How Will Your Work Be Assessed?
This course is mainly assessed by coursework. There is one externally-assessed unit (worth 40% of your final grade). In order to pass each unit you will need to provide evidence of meeting the assessment criteria. This evidence may take the form of posters, essays, reports, records of presentations or role plays.
For further information about this course, please contact Miss Charles, Subject Leader for Social Sciences and Modern Ethics.