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L1/2 Cambridge Nationals Health and Social Care

This qualification introduces students to the biggest employment sector in the UK, which includes elements of the NHS, local authority adult and child care services as well as a range of independent providers which provide care in a variety of settings. It introduces students to this vocational sector and the role it plays in the health, well-being and care of individuals across all age ranges. Students will also develop transferable skills, in particular communication, aspects of team working and the essential life skill of first aid. As you might expect, both the bulk of learning and assessment is through practical means.

There are 3 units in Health and Social Care (2 coursework and 1 exam)

R032 (exam – worth 40%)

In this unit, students gain knowledge about the importance of service user rights, what person-centred values and how they are applied. They will learn the importance of effective communication skills when providing care and support for service users within settings and the measures and procedures in place to support individuals.

R033 (coursework – worth 30%)

In this unit, students will learn about life stages and the factors that affect them. They will understand the difference between expected and unexpected life events and the factors that can affect their growth and development. This unit involved students developing their interview skills as they will be required to speak to an individual about the impacts of their own life events. Following this, students will research service provider which can support the needs of the specific individual, based on the effects of the discussed life events.

R034 (coursework – worth 30%)

In this unit, students will learn about a range of creative activities and therapies that are available in health and social care settings and understand the physical, intellectual, emotional and social benefits of these. They will learn to plan and deliver a creative activity with an individual or group and evaluate their planning and delivery.

KS5- Level 3 Cambridge Technicals Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care.

Compulsory units

Unit 1 Building positive relationships in health and social care. (coursework)

This units looks at the different types of relationships formed in health and social care and that factors which can influence these relationships. There are also role play elements to this unit and students will need to reflect on these.

Unit 2 Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care. (exam)

This unit teaches students about the possible causes of discriminatory practice and effects that discrimination can have on individuals in care situations. Students will learn about different legislation and national initiatives in promoting anti-discriminatory practice.

Unit 3 - Health, safety and security in health and social care. (exam)

In this unit students will learn about different types of hazards in health, social care and child care settings as well as their potential impact on others. They will also find out about key legislation and organisational policies and procedures and the roles and responsibilities of those in these settings.

Unit 4 - Anatomy and physiology for health and social care. (exam)

Students will learn about the the structure , functions and conditions within the human body. Students will learn about that some conditions exist from both while others develop through life, affecting lifestyle.

Optional units

Unit 9 - Supporting people with learning disabilities. (coursework)

In this unit students will learn about the different types and causes of learning disabilities. Potential difficulties for individuals with learning disabilities and ways to overcome them will also be explored.

Unit 10 - Nutrition for health. (coursework)

This unit will look at the functions of nutrients and the benefits of a well balanced diet. They will explore different factors which could influence individual's diet.

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