Health & Social Care

What is included in the course?

The Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care focuses on a wide range of topics involved in caring for children, adults and older adults. Students begin the course by studying Unit R022: Communicating and Working with individuals in Health, Social Care and Early Years Settings which introduces students to the skills and qualities required to provide effective care and the methods of communication that may be used. Students will discover the rights of individuals and the values of care that must be used when working in a health, social care or early years environment. Students will look at the physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social development of 0-5 year olds in an early years setting. Students will have the opportunity to explore the different types of creative activities that are available to individuals in health, social care and early years settings.

How will I be assessed?

  • Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on real life situations and realistic workplace situations linked to the Health and Social Care sectors.
  • Students are required to study three units – (R022, R027, R028) that are each internally assessed through a coursework portfolio that contributes to 75% of the final grade.
  • Students also study a mandatory unit – (R021) that is externally assessed in a one hour examination which contributes to 25% of the final grade.

What grades are available?

This course is worth a full GCSE with a grade from 1-9. Grade 9 being the top grade.

Recommended reading?

  • My Revision Notes: Cambridge National Level 1/2 Health and Social Care ISBN 151042945X.

Career Progression

This qualification isn’t just about caring for babies or the elderly and the ill; it will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into Level 3 study on a health and social care-related programme such as Health and Social Care, Nursing, Social Work or Early Childhood Studies.

Who should I contact for more information?

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