Ethos and Aims

Current Year 10

Why study

“The Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care is the same size as a GCSE. It is designed to equip anyone who has an interest in Health, Social Care or Early Years, with the essential knowledge and transferable skills to enable them to make valid personal choices about further education, training or employment in this field. Related employment might include Nursing; Nursery Nursing; Midwifery; Occupational and Physiotherapy; Pharmacy, Social Work, or Teaching, for example.”

What are the key concepts students will study

  • Core Values of Care
  • Rights of individuals and legislation to protect individuals
  • Human Growth and Development
  • How people deal with major life events
  • Different health and social care services
  • Key milestones of child development between 0-5 years

What will students learn at this level

R032: Principles of care in health and social care settings
In this unit you will learn about the key topics that are important when caring for and protecting people in health and social care.

Topics include:

  • Topic Area 1 The rights of service users in health and social care settings
  • Topic Area 2 Person-centred values
  • Topic Area 3 Effective communication in health and social care settings
  • Topic Area 4 Protecting service users and service providers in health and social care settings

R033: Supporting individuals through life events
In this unit you will learn about growth and development through the life stages. You will also learn how to understand the needs of individuals who have been affected by life events and how to recommend support to meet their needs.

Topics include:

  • Topic Area 1 Life stages
  • Topic Area 2 Impacts of life events
  • Topic Area 3 Sources of support

R035: Health promotion campaigns
In this unit you will research health promotion campaigns and learn about their benefits to society. You will also plan and deliver your own health promotion campaign.

Topics include:

  • Topic Area 1 Current public health issues and the impact on society
  • Topic Area 2 Factors influencing health
  • Topic Area 3 Plan and create a health promotion campaign
  • Topic Area 4 Deliver and evaluate a health promotion campaign

What skills will students learn

  • Communicate effectively
  • Collecting and interpreting data
  • Work as part of a team
  • Relate knowledge gained to situations in health and social care

When do key assessments take place

Unit RO32 – Exam June of Year 11 (See exam timetable)

Unit RO33 – September – Easter Year 10

Unit RO35 – Easter Year 10 – December Year 11

Current Year 11

This course will encourage students to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of care. The course also develops students communication skills and teaches them how to protect individuals in health and social care and in the early year settings. This course will also develop skills that can be applied to real-life contexts and work situations.

This qualification is a two-year course that offers students more flexibility than a number of GCSE examination classes. The content is similar to a BTEC and there are three pieces of coursework and one external exam. The examination is scheduled for January or June of year 11.

The course is split into four modules:

R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings (examination)

R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings (coursework)

R023: Understanding body systems and disorders (coursework)

R025: Understanding life stages (coursework)

This course will be mainly delivered in the classroom, there is however opportunities to visit external organisations to look at care in the community.

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