Level 1 / 2 Technical Award in Health & Social Care

Full Name of Specification

NCFE CACHE Level 1 / 2 Technical Award in Health & Social Care

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Why study this course?

NCFE CACHE Level 1 / 2 Health & Social Care is an opportunity for you to develop a set of skills that will prepare you well for Sixth Form and the world of employment.

The qualification will promote understanding of:

  • Health & Social Care Provision & Services
  • Job roles in the Health & Social Care Sector
  • The importance of legislation, policies and procedures
  • Human Development
  • Access of Health & Social Care Services
  • How individual needs are met through partnership working
  • The Care Planning Cycle

Specifically, learners could progress onto Level3 qualifications and or A Levels or T Levels upon completion of this qualification.

What will I learn?

  • Health & Social Care Provision & Services
  • Job roles in Health & Social Care Sector and the Values that underpin them
  • Legislation, policies and procedures in Health & Social Care
  • Human Development across the Life Span
  • The Care Needs of the Individual
  • How Health & Social Care needs are accessed
  • Partnership working in Health & Social Care
  • The Care Planning Cycle

How is it assessed?

The qualification has 2 assessments which are externally set by NCFE, one of which is an exam the other an assignment.  Assessment will take place in Year 11 once all learning content has been delivered.

How will this prepare me?

NCFE CACHE Level 1 / 2 Health & Social Care Health & Social Care has a focus on the holistic development on the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed at Key Stage 5.   The content considers the needs of Level 3 education providers and employers therefore  offering you the opportunity to develop a variety of skills that are applicable to a vast multitude of different areas of study.

The abilities that Health Sciences will help you to develop include:

  • critical reasoning and analytical skills, including the capacity for solving problems and thinking creatively
  • intellectual rigour and independence, including the ability to conduct detailed research
  • ability to construct an argument and communicate findings in a clear and persuasive manner, both orally and in writing
  • ability to work without direct supervision and manage time and priorities effectively
  • ability to discuss ideas in groups, and to negotiate, question and summarise
  • capacity to think objectively and approach problems and new situations with an open mind
  • appreciation of the different factors that influence the activities of groups and individuals in society.

Additional activities within this subject

Masterclasses, workshops with employer partners, trips and visits