Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care (Cambridge National) Certificate Level 1/2
Useful Resources and Revision Support
Specification details from Sept 2022
Specification at a glance from Sept 2022
Recommended Text Books
Hodder Publications (class copies are available)
Hodder Revision Guide (available to order from school shop)
Cambridge Revision Guidehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Cambridge-National-Revision-Workbook-Digital/
The Health & Social Care course is aimed at students aged 14 – 16 years and will develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills that would be used in the health and social care sector. Students may be interested in this course if they want to use what they learn in practical, real-life situations such as recommending support for individuals, creating and delivering activities, creating and delivering health promotion campaigns.
Knowledge Learned & Skills Developed:
This course helps students to develop independence and confidence in using skills that would be relevant to the health and social care sector. Qualification also helps students to develop learning and skills of Communicating in life and work situations such as communicating effectively with individuals or groups. Communication is at the heart of health and social care and is taught or applied in all. Researching topic areas and recording research sources, then using them to interpret findings and present evidence. Creating, presenting/delivering information to a group or an individual through health promotion campaigns will involve time management and identification of aims and resources and methods. The health and social care qualification compliments of the learning GCSE or other vocational qualifications key stage IV helps prepare students for further study.
The faculty offers additional support in the form of super learning days (2 per unit) and intervention/booster support on Tuesday and Thursday each week after school until 4pm.
- 40% RO32 external examination completed in Year 11
- 30% RO33 internally assessed coursework based on a new task each year valid for 1 year only and must be completed in Year 10.
- 30% RO35 internally assessed coursework based on a new task each year valid for 1 year only and must be completed in Year 10.
- 60% of the final marks are completed in Year 10 so attendance is essential, there is no resit opportunity.
This qualification helps students to develop the knowledge and to understand the importance of effective communication skills when working in these settings. They will also develop the skills needed to ensure a safe and hygienic environment for those in care settings. The skill students learn will help them to progress on to further study in health and social care sector is maybe through level III vocational qualifications such as the Cambridge technical at key stage 5 or through A-levels in psychology, biology or sociology and through the following apprenticeships: adult healthcare worker, allied health professional support, health and social care, healthcare science assistant, maternity and paediatric support.
- RO33: Supporting individuals through life events. This unit is assessed in Year 10 by a set assignment which is released annually and valid for one year. In this unit students learn about growth and development through the life stages. They 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: life stages, impacts of life events, sources of support.
- RO35: health promotion campaigns. This unit is assessed by a set assignment in Year 10 which is released annually and valid for one year. In this unit students will research health promotion campaigns and learn about the benefits to society. They will also plan and deliver their own health promotion campaign. Topics include: current public health issues and the impact on society, factors influencing health, plan and create a health promotion campaign, deliver and evaluate health promotion campaigns.
To work in a health or social care setting it is essential to understand the rights of individuals, person centred values and how they can be applied.
- RO32: Principles of care in health and social care settings. This unit is assessed by examination in year 11. In this unit students learn about key topics that are important when caring for and protecting people in health and social care. Topics include: the rights of service users in health and social care settings, person centred values, effective communication in health and social care settings, protecting service users and service providers in health and social care settings.