Health & Social Care

Overview

Approximately 3 million people work in the health and social care sector and it is expected that the demand for such professionals will continue to rise, meaning that health and social care will continue to play a key role in our society.

Health and Social care is aimed at anyone who has an interest in working with people in the health and social care setting. Health care roles include doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists and many more. Whilst social care roles include counsellors, occupational therapists and care assistance. This course aims to provide learners with the initial skills and knowledge to continue their journey in the health and social care professions.

Key Stage 4

Studying Health and Social Care will provide learners with the OCR Level 1/ Level 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care qualification. Learners will gain this qualification through three internally assessed assessments along with an externally assessed examination completed towards the end of cohort 11.

The internally assessed units will allow learners to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of working in the health care settings, understanding the rights of individuals and communicating effectively with individuals and reducing barriers to communication. Learners will also partake in scenario based learning where they will demonstrate the effective communication skills needed when interacting with those accessing health and social care settings.