Health and Social Care OCR Level 2

Health and Social Care.

What will I learn?

Unit 1 Communication in health and social care:  Learn the importance of effective communication in a health and social care environment – hospitals, care home, nursery, or social work.
Unit 2 Individual rights in health and social care:  In our multi-cultural & diverse society, all individuals irrespective of their disability, religion, culture, or gender should be provided with equal care by the care profession. Learn about this and the laws and regulations that have an impact on care delivery.
Unit 3 Individual needs in health and social care:  As Individuals we all have to make life choices which affect our health & wellbeing, eg; diet and learning new things. Some choices can have a positive or negative outcome on our lives depending on the life stage we are currently going through. How can health care practitioners recognise and support the service users, to help them to make the right choices concerning their health & wellbeing?
Unit 4 Ensuring safe environments in health and social care:  Looks at possible hazards that may be found in a care environment. Learn the importance of why a risk assessment is carried out and how it helps to minimise hazards/risks, following this you will explore the different legislation and guidelines that have been put into place to make the care environment a safer place.
Unit 8 Human lifespan development:  Researches how Individuals develop from ‘cradle to grave’.  Looks at physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and how people may be affected by events such as; living conditions, genetics, and socio economics; also predictable and unpredictable life events at different life stages. Learn how to understand people’s needs in a health/social care setting.
Unit 9 Creative & therapeutic activities in health and social care: Individuals who use health & social care services, such as living in a care home often have a wide range of diverse needs. They need everyday stimulation in their lives to contribute to their wellbeing. Learn how to produce/create different fun activities.
Unit 10 Health & Social Care Services:  Explore the different types of service provision available; and why not all individuals are able to gain access. Learn about how the Government has an influence on service providers in certain population areas. Research different job roles, skills, qualifications and training required to gain entry into job roles such as nursing/social work.
Unit 11 The impact of diet on health: Learn/research a range of different factors from religious requirements to income that can influence people’s diets. Research conditions such as; heart, liver disease and diabetes and how these link to poor diet disorders. Looks at how to prepare a balanced and nutritious diet for individuals in different care settings.

Entry Requirements

Mainly GCSE grades 3(D) and 4(C).

How long will it take to qualify?

1 year

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through coursework, which is marked by course tutors and moderated by the exam board. The final grade will be Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

Additional Learning Opportunities

You could complement your studies with activities including School Experience, Sign Language, Deaf Awareness or First Aid.

Who is this course aimed at?

Students who:

  • enjoy working with others;
  • have a commitment to this demanding course and are able to meet deadlines;
  • are willing to take responsibility for their own learning;
  • wish to progress to an Advanced course;
  • would like to gain employment within the health & social care sector.

What next?

You will have the skills and knowledge directly relevant to health and social care jobs or you could progress to Level 3 learning.




  • Level 2


  • Health & Social Care

Course Length

  • 1 Year


  • 16+

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,


  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium


  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider