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OCR National Health and Social Care Level 1/2

Why choose this subject?

The biggest benefit of working in the Health and Social Care sector is job satisfaction. Usually, people who work within Health and Social Care, have a passion for helping and supporting others. A person working in Health and Social Care is making a difference to someone's life.

Are you interested in how people develop during their life?

Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives?

Do you want to work in a health, social care or early years setting?

Course content

Cambridge National in Health and Social Care introduces students to the specialist knowledge and skills needed to work in various care settings. This qualification focuses on core values and communicating with individuals so as to maintain their dignity and sense of being valued. Students will also look at the development of children physically, intellectually,linguistically, emotionally and socially and how they can be kept safe in early years settings. Finally students will look at first aid procedures, demonstrating how they will be carried out for a variety of conditions.

Units include

Unit R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings

Unit R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings

Unit R028: Understanding the development and protection of young children in an early years setting.

Unit R031: Using basic first aid procedures

Possible careers

There are 100s of jobs this course could lead you to, some are listed below:

  • Care worker / Care assistant
  • Senior care
  • Social worker
  • Community support
  • Management
  • Occupational therapist
  • Activities worker or co-ordinator
  • Midwife
  • Nursing
  • Social Worker Counsellor
  • Physiotherapist
  • Ambulance / Paramedic
  • Anaesthetist
  • Art therapist
  • Dietician
  • Audiologist
  • Youth offending team officer
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Drug and alcohol worker
  • Music therapist
  • Health trainer

If you have any questions about Health & Social Care, please contact Miss Griffiths.