Skip to content ↓

Health & Social Care


You have not allowed cookies and this content may contain cookies.

If you would like to view this content please


Lead teacher - Mr D Ward/Miss S Fitt
Email - & 
Qualification  - OCR National Level 2 Certificate ( Equivalent to 1 GCSE)
Level - L1 Pass, Merit, Distinction
          - L2 pass, Merit, Distinction, Disctinction *
Lessons per fortnight - 5

Course Outline 

The qualification consists of four units that give learners the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and understanding of health and social care.

Unit 1 - Essential Values of Care for Use With Individuals in Care Settings (Exam, 25%) Learning focuses on the rights of individuals and instils values required to provide quality care in a health, social care or early years environment

Unit 2 - Communication and Working with Individuals in care Settings ( Exam 25%) Students learn how to communicate effectively and explore the impact of personal qualities utilised when working with individuals in a health, social care or early years settings. 

Unit 3 - Nutrition Needed for Good Health (Coursework 25%)  Students learn the importance of diet throughout the life stages, giving an understanding of the key nutrients required for good health from childhood to old age. Knowledge is then applied in practical situations

Unit 4 - First Aid procedures (Coursework 25%)  Students learn how to assess the scene of an accident for dangers and practically perform a variety of basic first aid procedures that could occur in a range of health, social care and early years settings. 

Career Progression 

You can use this qualification to move into a number of careers, including:

Further or higher education (sixth form: BTEC level 3 in Health and Social Care, Medicine or related occupations, Paramedic, Nursing, Midwife, Child Care, Physiotherapist, Counsellor, Social Worker, Dietician, Health or Social Care Worker, Radiographer, Care Assistants, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapists. 

Subject Links 

These subject links well with several subjects, including: Science (biology, nutrition), Childcare (human development), Food (nutrition), English ( relating to extended writing and justifying answers). 

Further Requirements 

All students taking this course must be prepared to work independently & within a team to produce coursework. The ability to meet deadlines is essential. The subject involves considerable writing and research so an interest in English would be an advantage. Extra-curricular/volunteering experience within a health and social care setting will be a benefit.