OCR Nationals - Health & Social Care
Key Stage 4 – OCR Nationals Health and Social Care
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).
R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings
This mandatory unit focuses on the rights of individuals and will instil the values of care to be used when working in a health, social care or early years' environment. All good practice is based on these values and enables those who use and work in care settings to apply quality practice. The unit also provides an overview of legislation and its impact on the care settings and covers the hygiene, safety and security matters that relate to promoting a healthy and safe environment.
How is it assessed
This unit is externally assessed by OCR
L01 Understand how to support individuals to maintain their rights
L02 Understand the importance of the values of care and how they are applied
L03 Understand how legislation impacts on care settings
L04 Understand how personal hygiene, safety and security measures protect individuals
R022 Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings.
This mandatory unit will provide learners with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of how to communicate effectively and what personal qualities will contribute to the creation of a caring environment when working with individuals in a health, social care and early years setting. Effective communication is important to an individual’s well-being in everyday life. Practitioners need to communicate with and make connections with individuals using services all the time, and it is their ability to utilise good communication skills and personal qualities that means they are able to communicate with and relate to those individuals effectively. Through this unit learners will gain an understanding of the different types of communication, the importance of good communication, factors that influence effective communication and ways to overcome barriers, and an understanding of the qualities that contribute to effective practical care.
How is it assessed?
This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated by OCR
LO1 Understand how to communicate effectively
L02 Understand the personal qualities that contribute to effective care
LO3 Be able to communicate effectively within a health, social care and early years setting
R025 Understanding Life Stages
Our passage through life does not always run smoothly or to a set pattern; it can often be uneven, with many people and circumstances influencing it such as the birth of siblings, marriage, divorce, death of close relatives, health, employment etc. This unit will allow learners to investigate the main life processes that will occur with each life stage: develop an awareness and understanding of the key events that may happen and the effects of these during the lifespan of an individual, helping to identify the need for additional support.
LO1 Understand the stages of development from young people to adulthood
L02 Understand the ageing process in older adulthood
L03 Know which medical conditions may affect progress through the life stages
L04 Be able to create support plans
How is it assessed?
This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated
R026 Planning for employment in health, social care and young people’s workforce
This unit is designed to enable learners to plan and prepare for employment within health, social care and children and young people’s workforce roles. It will help them to identify the key attributes and skills needed, and to set some challenging individual goals for their development. Learners will have the opportunity to develop essential knowledge about careers including entry points into organisations and the qualifications needed. They will also learn about the challenges and rewards of working in health, social care and children and young people’s workforce roles, so they can make fully informed decisions about what their career options might be.
L01 Know about careers in health and social care or the children and young people’s workforce
L02 Understand the nature of working in health and social care or the children and young people’s workforce
L03 Be able to plan for careers in health and social care or the children and young people’s workforce
How is it assessed?
This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated.