Health and Social Care

Students will learn about how aspects of sociology, psychology, biology and law are applied to make up the subject of Health and Social Care. Key to their study will be the ability to recognise that in the diverse society we live in there is an inherent need for the provision of care and education.

The Level 2 Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care is an applied learning subject. This means that the subject is intimately linked with teaching students the relevance of their studies to actual job roles.

Students who have a genuine interest in the provision of care will choose Health and Social Care and ultimately go on to become professionals in a wide and diverse number of professions.



Assessment consists of both examination and coursework.


Unit RO32  Principles of care in health and social care settings  - Exam Unit 40%

In this unit you will learn about the importance of the rights of service users, person-centred values and how to apply them. You will also learn about the importance of effective communication skills when providing care and support for service users in health and social care settings and the procedures and measures used to protect individuals such as safeguarding, hygiene and security.

Unit R033: Supporting individuals through life events - Coursework Unit 30%

In this unit you will learn about life stages and the factors that affect them. You will understand expected and unexpected life events and the impact they will have on physical, social/emotional and socio-economic aspects in an individual’s life. You will research the service providers and practitioners that can support individuals, recommend support and justify how this will meet the needs of a specific individual.

Unit R034: Creative and therapeutic activities

In this unit you 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. You will learn how to plan and deliver a creative activity with an individual or group and evaluate your planning and delivery.



If you have any further questions, please speak to Mrs Knaggs.

You can also find more detailed information on the OCR website.


Whether you want to be involved in treating patients directly, researching and developing new medical advancements, or working in vital administrative roles, here are just some of the health and social care areas in which you could find your calling.

  • Ambulance services
  • Care homes or hospices
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine (doctor, surgeon, GP)
  • Medical research
  • Customer care
  • Health clinics

Take a look at some of the jobs we've identified below that make use of Health and Social Care:


Yoga Instructor

Family Support Worker

Disability Nurse