GCSE

Cambridge Nationals are vocationally related qualifications that take an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. They are industry relevant, geared to key sector requirements and very popular as they suit a broad range of learning styles and abilities. The qualification is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further qualifications and employment in Child Care, Health Care and Social Care.

The four areas of study are:

  1. The rights of individuals and the values of care to be used when working in a health, social care or early years environment.
  2. They will understand how to communicate effectively, and the personal qualities that contribute to the creation of a caring environment when working with individuals within health and social care settings.
  3. The students will learn how and why creative activities are needed and will demonstrate their ability to run one, hopefully in an appropriate setting.
  4. Finally, they will gain a basic knowledge of first aid and will be required to demonstrate competency in this.

Assessment
All students will study two topics as follows:

Written paper: 1 hour (25%)
R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings

Coursework Task, Centre-Assessed (25%)
R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years
settings
R027: Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early years settings

Coursework Task, Centre-Assessed (25%)
R031: Using basic first aid procedures

Coursework Task, Centre-Assessed (25%)

*Please Note: Students will need a good level of literacy to access this course, excellent attendance and a mature approach due to the out of school settings they will be exposed to.

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