KS4 Health & Social Care

OCR Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care

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. 

This qualification helps to develop this knowledge and to understand the importance of effective communication skills when working in these settings. It also develops the skills needed to ensure a safe and hygienic environment for those in care. 

These skills will help progress onto further study in the health and social care sector. This may be a Level 3 vocational qualification, such as the Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care; A levels in psychology, biology or sociology and apprenticeships such as  Adult care worker and Maternity and Paediatric Support.

This course is a vocationally-related qualification that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. 

There are three units:

R032: Principles of care in health and social care settings 

This unit is assessed by an exam. In this unit you students learn about the 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-centered values
  • Effective communication in health and social care settings
  • Protecting service users and service providers in health and social care settings 

R033: Supporting individuals through life events 

This unit is assessed by a Set Assignment. 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 

R035: Health promotion campaigns 

This unit is assessed by a Set Assignment. In this unit students research health promotion campaigns and learn about their benefits to society. They also plan and deliver a 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 a health promotion campaign