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Cambridge NATIONALS LEVEL 1/2
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Specification
OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Award in Health and Social Care (60 glh) OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care (120 glh) Version 8 - September 2021
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Summary of key changes to this specification

Section
4.1 The centre-assessed units 4.6 Moderation 7.1 Availability of assessment 7.2.2 Making final unit entries Appendix A 4.6.3 Moderated via visiting moderation 1.5 Overview of the qualifications 7.1 Availability of assessment
4.5.3 Reporting suspected malpractice 5.4.2 OCR Interchange

Title of section and change Reference to Visiting Moderation removed.
Section deleted Due to the withdrawal of the Award (J801) and Certificate (J811), the final assessment opportunity for these have been clarified in the tables. New section added Updated information

Version and date issued
Version 8 September 2021
Version 7 April 2021

8.2 Progression from/to these qualifications

Diagram and text updated to reflect current progression routes.

3.3 Grading and awarding grades Additional text added to clarify the potential for grade thresholds to change.

Version 6 December 2019

All

New format for the specification.

Version 5

Removed references to the Diploma size qualification, and Units R024 and R030,

September 2019

following final assessment opportunity in

June 2019 series.

Updated ‘model assignment’ to ‘set assignment’

2.2 Unit R021, Learning Outcome Amended ‘Children’s Act 2004’ to ‘Children

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Act 2004’.

2.3 Unit R022, Learning Outcome 3

Information added to make our requirements for this Learning Outcome clearer. Please note there are no changes to the set assignment.

3.1 Overview

Typographical correction to the GLH and Qualification Number in the table.

4.5 Authentication

Updated information on the use of Centre authentication forms.

6.2 Accessibility

Updated information on approval requirements and permissible access arrangements.

7 Administration

Updated information.

8 Other information
8.2 Progression from these qualifications

Information about Key Skills and Functional Skills has been removed
Updated information.

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Section
2.2 to 2.12 Units R021 to R031 2.12 Unit R031
3.2 Synoptic assessment Appendix B Marking criteria for centre assessment 7.4 Unit and qualification resits
1.5 Overview of the qualifications
Learning Outcome 3: Understand how legislation impacts on care settings Learning Outcome 1: Know how body systems work 2.5: Unit R024 2.11: Unit R030 3.1: Overview of the assessment

Title of section and change
At the end of each unit, updated Connections between units for synoptic assessment
Teachers of the unit do not have to hold a current first aid qualification. The witness for Task 4 of the assessment must hold a current first aid qualification (not paediatric). Updated section. Updated Guidance on synoptic assessment for each unit. Updated information about resits for the externally assessed unit.
June 2019 series was the final assessment opportunity for OCR Cambridge National Diploma in Health and Social Care. After June 2019 series, Unit R024 and R030 can no longer be used towards the Certificate (120 GLH) qualification. Update to the Data Protection Act from 1998 to 2018.
Update description of the trachea.
After June 2019 series, Units R024 and R030 cannot be used towards the Certificate size qualification. June 2019 series is the final assessment opportunity for OCR Cambridge National Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Version and date issued Version 4 November 2018
Version 3 September 2018 Version 2 July 2018
Version 2 July 2018

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OCR Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care

Qualification title

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Award in

60

Health and Social Care

OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in

120

Health and Social Care

Entry Code

Reference

J801 600/4777/X

J811 600/4780/X

Withdrawal of Level 1/2 Cambridge Nationals Award and Certificate in Health and Social Care.
Following the development of a new suite of Cambridge Nationals qualifications, which will be available to teach from September 2022, we are withdrawing the qualifications above. We will, of course, continue to support and assess these qualifications up to the conclusion of the final assessment series in June 2023.
The final assessment opportunity for all units is the June 2023 series with a resit opportunity for the examined units only in the January 2024 series.
As the qualification is designed for delivery over a two-year period, the last opportunity for Year 10 students to start a two-year programme is September 2021.

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Contents

Summary of key changes to this specification

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OCR Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care

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1 Introduction

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1.1 Qualification aims

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1.2 Qualification summary

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1.3 Qualification size (GLH and TQT)

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1.4 Prior learning/attainment

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1.5 Overview of the qualifications

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2 Units

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2.1 Guidance on unit content

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

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

years settings

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2.4 Unit R023: Understanding body systems and disorders

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2.5 Unit R025: Understanding life stages

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2.6 Unit R026: Planning for employment in health, social care and children and young

people’s workforce

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2.7 Unit R027: Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years

settings

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2.8 Unit R028: Understanding the development and protection of young children in an early

years setting

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2.9 Unit R029: Understanding the nutrients needed for good health

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2.10 Unit R031: Using basic first aid procedures

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3 Assessment of Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care

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3.1 Overview of the assessment in the Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care 42

3.2 Synoptic assessment

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3.3 Grading and awarding grades

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3.4 Performance descriptors

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3.5 Quality of written communication

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4 The centre-assessed units (R022, R023, R025 – R029 and R031)

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4.1 The centre-assessed units

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4.2 Tasks for the centre-assessed units

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4.3 Completing the tasks

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4.4 Marking and moderating centre-assessed units

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4.5 Authentication

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4.6 Moderation

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5 Support

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5.1 Free resources

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5.2 Free teaching and learning resources

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5.3 Professional Development

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5.4 OCR Support services

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6 Access

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6.1 Equality Act information relating to Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care 60

6.2 Accessibility

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7 Administration

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7.1 Availability of assessment

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7.2 Making entries

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7.3 Certification rules

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7.4 Unit and qualification resits

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7.5 Post-results services

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7.6 Shelf life of units

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8 Other information

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8.1 Overlap with other qualifications

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8.2 Progression from/to these qualifications

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8.3 Avoidance of bias

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8.4 Criteria requirements

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8.5 Language

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8.6 Spiritual, moral, ethical, social, legislative, economic and cultural issues

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8.7 Sustainable development, health and safety consideration and European developments

with international agreements

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Appendix A: Guidance on witness statements

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Appendix B: Marking criteria for centre assessment

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

settings

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Unit R023: Understanding body systems and disorders

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Unit R025: Understanding life stages

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Unit R026: Planning for employment in health, social care and children and young people’s

workforce

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Unit R027: Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years settings 87

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

setting

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Unit R029: Understanding the nutrients needed for good health

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Unit R031: Using basic first aid procedures

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Appendix C: Guidance for the production of electronic internal assessment

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Appendix D: Marking criteria glossary of terms

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1 Introduction

1.1 Qualification aims
These qualifications will assess the application of Health and Social Care through their practical use. They will provide learners with essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aim of enhancing their employability when they leave education, contributing to both their personal development and future economic well-being.
Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care will equip learners with sound specialist knowledge and skills for everyday use. They will also challenge all learners, including high attaining learners, by introducing them to demanding material and skills; encouraging independence and creativity; providing tasks that engage with the most taxing aspects of the National Curriculum (including Values of Care and the current legislation requirements and the importance of softer skills such as communication skills to ensure individuals right to independence and dignity).
The hands-on approach that will be required for both teaching and learning will chime appropriately with the way young people use new technology and will underpin a highly valid approach to the assessment of their skills as is borne by what teachers tell us. The qualification design, including the range of units available, will allow learners the freedom to explore more deeply the things that interest them as well as providing good opportunity to enhance their learning in a range of curriculum areas.
This specification contains the Cambridge National Award/Certificate in Health and Social Care.

1.2 Qualification summary
The OCR Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care consist of two qualifications:
The OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Award in Health and Social Care consist of two mandatory units.
The OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care consist of two mandatory units and two optional units.

1.3 Qualification size (GLH and TQT)
The size of the qualification is described in terms of Guided Learning Hours (GLH) and Total Qualification Time (TQT).
GLH indicates the approximate time (in hours) the teacher will spend supervising or directing study time and assessment activities. We have worked with people who are experienced in delivering related qualifications to determine what content needs to be taught and how long it will take to deliver.
TQT is comprised of two elements: GLH, and an estimate of the number of hours a learner will reasonably spend on any unsupervised learning or assessment activities (including homework) so they can successfully achieve their qualification.
OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Award in Health and Social Care is 60 GLH and 77 TQT.
OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care is 120 GLH and 150 TQT.

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1.4 Prior learning/attainment
Learners who are taking courses leading to any of these qualifications should normally have corresponding Key Stage 3 Programme of Study within the National Curriculum.

1.5 Overview of the qualifications

Units

Assessment method

R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings
R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings
R023: Understanding body systems and disorders
R025: Understanding life stages
R026: Planning for employment in health, social care and children and young people’s workforce R027: Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years settings R028: Understanding the development and protection of young children in an early years setting R029: Understanding the nutrients needed for good health
R031: Using basic first aid procedures
Key: M = mandatory unit

Mandatory
Written paper OCR set and marked 1 hour – 60 marks (60 UMS) Learners answer all questions
Centre-assessed tasks OCR-moderated Approx 10 hours – 60 marks (60 UMS)
Optional
Centre-assessed tasks OCR-moderated Approx 10 hours – 60 marks (60 UMS)
Centre-assessed tasks OCR-moderated Approx 10 hours – 60 marks (60 UMS)
Centre-assessed tasks OCR-moderated Approx 10 hours – 60 marks (60 UMS)
Centre-assessed tasks OCR-moderated Approx 10 hours – 60 marks (60 UMS)
Centre-assessed tasks OCR-moderated Approx 10 hours – 60 marks (60 UMS)
Centre-assessed tasks OCR-moderated Approx 10 hours – 60 marks (60 UMS)
Centre-assessed tasks OCR-moderated Approx 10 hours – 60 marks (60 UMS)
O = optional unit

GLH 30

J801 Award 60 GLH


J811 Certificate 120GLH


30

M*

M*

30

n/a

O*

30

n/a

O*

30

n/a

O*

30

n/a

O*

30

n/a

O*

30

n/a

O

30

n/a

O*

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A bank of set assignments is available free of charge from the OCR website for the internally assessed units R021 – R023, R025 – R029 and R031.
*June 2023 series is the final moderation opportunity for OCR Cambridge National Award and Certificate in Health and Social Care Units R022, R023, R025 – R029 and R031.
± January 2024 is the final resit opportunity for Unit R021

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