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The demand for qualified and committed people to work in health and social care has never been higher. This sector offers plenty of opportunities for suitably qualified people to develop stimulating and rewarding careers.

OCN London has developed a range of national qualifications for the health and social care sector. They are designed for people who may want to progress on to higher level qualifications or into employment.

One of the specific attractions of these qualifications is their flexibility. Learners can choose from a selection of units to make up a study programme that reflects their particular interests.

The demand for qualified and committed people to work in health and social care has never been higher. This sector offers plenty of opportunities for suitably qualified people to develop stimulating and rewarding careers.

OCN London has developed a range of national qualifications for the health and social care sector. They are designed for people who may want to progress on to higher level qualifications or into employment.

One of the specific attractions of these qualifications is their flexibility. Learners can choose from a selection of units to make up a study programme that reflects their particular interests.

Qualification Credits GLH Key Features
Health and Social Care
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care 6 53
  • Preparation for employment or progression to higher level qualifications in the adult social care sector.
  • Eligible for funding at 16-19 and 19 plus.
OCNLR Level 1 Award and Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings 10, or 25 86, or 213
  • Preparation for working with children and young people for employment or progression.
  • Eligible for funding at 16-19 and 19 plus.
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care 32 270
  • Gives learners the opportunity to gain a solid grounding in health and social care in order to progress. The size of the qualification means that it can easily be incorporated into a 14-19 study programme. In addition we offer FREE schemes of work, learning materials and assessment materials.
  • Eligible for funding at 16-19 and 19 plus.
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Promoting Employment in Social Care 6 48
  • Aimed at Care Ambassadors. Designed to help them provide information to others about career opportunities in social care.
  • Eligible for funding at 19 plus.
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care 8 62
  • Aimed at support workers in social care. Designed to highlight the beneficial impact of activity on physical and mental well-being.
  • Eligible for funding at 16-19 and 19 plus.
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Assessing Daily Living Equipment for People with Disabilities 2 14
  • Enables community staff to develop the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to be proficient in the assessment, use and fitting of basic daily living equipment for people with disabilities.
  • Eligible for funding at 19 plus.
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Assessing Daily Living Equipment for People with Disabilities 2 14
  • Enables community staff to develop the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to be proficient in the assessment, use and fitting of basic daily living equipment for people with disabilities.
  • Eligible for funding at 19 plus.
OCNLR Level 2 and 3 Awards in Awareness of Dementia 8, or 11 72, or 86
  • Seeks to develop knowledge and understanding of dementia for people involved in caring for those with dementia.
  • Level 2 Award eligible for funding at 16-19 and 19 plus.
OCNLR Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Further Study in Health and Human Sciences 39 309
  • Focuses on the transferable skills and knowledge learners need to progress on to higher level vocational qualifications including Access to HE Diplomas.
  • Eligible for funding at 16-19 and 19 plus.
OCNLR Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health 7 64
  • Aims to equip learners with transferable skills for a range of roles in the health sector. Also a constituent part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support).
OCNLR Level 3 Certificate in Bridging Skills for HE 16 112
  • Developed with Skills for Health. Aimed at people who need to gain academic skills in order to enter higher education to become registered nurses or other professional healthcare roles. Electronic assessment guides are available for FREE. Attracts 8 UCAS Tariff Points.
  • Eligible for Advanced Learner Loans.
OCNLR Level 3 Certificate in Activity Provision in Social Care 18 119
  • Designed for care workers. Seeks to increase understanding of the important role of coordinated activity provision in person-centred care.
  • Eligible for funding at ages 16-19
  • Eligible for Advanced Learner Loans.
OCNLR Level 3 Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse 15 105
  • Aimed mainly at volunteers or practitioners working in the field of substance misuse.
  • Eligible for Advanced Learner Loans.
OCNLR Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support 65 370
  • For people working in a clinical healthcare setting, such as A&E or clinical services. The purpose is to confirm competence in a range of clinical healthcare support skills. Can be used as a stand-alone qualification or along with the Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health to form an Advanced Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support).
  • Eligible for funding at ages 16-19.
  • Eligible for Advanced Learner Loans.