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Total Qualification Time (TQT) includes all supervised or direct contact time (Guided Learning Hours/GLH) and an estimate of the number of hours a learner will reasonably spend studying not under immediate guidance or supervision.
TQT has now been assigned to the following qualifications:
This new version of the specification now includes Unit RO31: Using Basic First Aid Procedures which has been accredited by Ofqual. There have also been some changes made to the marking criteria grids to aid clarity.
Please do not use the marking criteria grids in ‘Appendix B: marking criteria for centre assessment’ of the September 2012 printed version, due to incorrect content. Please refer to the May 2013 Version 2 printed version or alternatively use the current specification on the website.
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This is a vocationally-related qualification that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The Cambridge Nationals in Health and Social Care will equip students with a sound, specialist knowledge along with skills for everyday use. The hands-on approach reflects the way in which students use new technology and will underpin a highly valid method of assessing their skills for the many progression routes available.
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An overview of our Cambridge Nationals Health and Social Care qualifications.
We’ve put together this guide to give additional guidance on how internal standardisation may be approached. These guidelines must be used in conjunction with the centre handbook and admin guide relevant to the qualification you are delivering.
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The teaching and learning resources on this page must not be used for summative assessment purposes. As part of our teaching we expect support to be given to your learners; such support is not permissible for summative assessment and is likely to be considered malpractice.
This resource brings together the questions from the June 2013 examined unit (R021), the marking guidance, the examiner’s comments and the exemplar answers into one place for easy reference.
The June 2014 R021 exam paper, marking guidance and examiner’s comments combined into one resource.
The June 2015 exam paper, marking guidance and examiner's comments combined into one resource.
A guide containing sample learner work for Unit R022 graded at marking band 1 (MB1) and marking band 3 (MB3).
A guide containing sample learner work for Unit R027 graded at marking band 1 (MB1) and marking band 3 (MB3).
A guide containing sample learner work for unit R028 graded at Marking Band 1 (MB1) and Marking Band 3 (MB3).
A guide containing sample learner work for unit R031 covering all learning objectives graded at Marking Band 1 (MB1) and Marking Band 3 (MB3).
OCR has endorsed or recommended the following resources for use with this specification. For more information about endorsed or recommended resources, visit our endorsement page. Note: OCR is not responsible for the contents of third party sites.
Help students build knowledge and prepare for assessment with this essential classroom resource - the only textbook tailored to the Cambridge National Level 1/2 qualification in Health and Social Care.
Publication date: Apr 2017