OCR Cambridge National Health & Social Care 

Our Curriculum Intent


R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings (External Examination)

Students learn about the rights of individuals and the values of care required when working in a health, social care or early years environment. Through role play and case studies they gain understanding of how to apply these values so that individuals’ dignity is maintained.

R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings (Internal Controlled Assessment)

Students explore different types of communication. They learn about the importance of effective communication to connect with individuals using care services, and they develop their understanding of how the way they communicate impacts on an individual’s care.

R023: Understanding body systems and disorders (Internal Controlled Assessment)

Students focus on the respiratory, digestive and cardiovascular systems. They learn about their structure and function, and the illnesses and disorders that can affect them, as well as how to take and interpret key measurements.

 R031: Using basic first aid procedures (Internal Controlled Assessment)

Students find out about basic first aid procedures that might be required in a health or social care setting*, including how to carry out basic first aid on adults. They learn how to assess the scene of an accident for further risks and what information they need to communicate when contacting the emergency services.


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