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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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A bank of model assignments is provided by OCR for units R022-R031. Centres must select from the model assignments provided, to use when assessing their learners.
Centres can make modifications to the model assignments that OCR provides so that the assignment can be put within a local context that learners might relate to more easily, or to allow for differences in the materials, equipment and facilities available at different centres. Guidance on what can be modified is given in each assignment in the section Teacher Information under Scope of permitted model assignment modification.
OCR will review the model assignments annually which may result in an assignment being withdrawn and replaced. It is up to the centre to check the website to see which model assignments are available to be used. We will give approximately 12 months notice if a model assignment is to be withdrawn and replaced so that we do not disadvantage any learners who have already started working on an assignment that is to be replaced.
For more information on the use of model assignments please see section 4.2.1 in the specification.
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.
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.