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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma

  • Course Level: BTEC Level 2 Diploma
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Qualification: BTec L2 D
  • Awarded By: EDEX REG

Introduction to course

Health and Social Care is a practical, work related subject. Our courses are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need, whether you want to go on to university or start a successful and rewarding career in one of the social care professions. The teachers in the Health and Social Care department are passionate about their subjects and about helping every student to reach his or her full potential.

This one-year course is an ideal starting point and is designed to prepare you for a career in caring for others, including people who have a physical or learning disability and the elderly. The vocational focus looks at the skills you’ll need for assessing client needs, providing practical care and cultural diversity. You’ll also have the chance to gain some invaluable experience by undertaking a placement in a real care setting. There are no exams for this course; your teachers will assess each unit.

This year (2013) our BTEC Health & Social Care students once again achieved excellent results, with a 100 % pass rate at Level 3 and 77% achieving distinction* or distinction grades.

Course Details

With a great mix of practical skills and academic work, the BTEC Level 2 Diploma course will give you an excellent general introduction to the health and social care professions. You’ll have the chance to explore a range of areas in this field and cover topics such as:

• Communication and individual rights within the sector

• Individual needs within the sectors

• Cultural diversity

• Anatomy and physiology

• Human lifespan development

• The impact of diet on health

Real-life experience

Work placements are an important part of our health and social care courses and give you a chance to use the skills you learn in real-life situations.

Entry Requirements

You will normally need 4 GCSE D/E grades including English OR a Merit at BTEC Introductory Level.

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Where the course lead

After completing a Level 2 qualification you could progress onto the Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification.

Course Progression

If you’d like to work with people who need support within our society, these courses can give you a great head start to your career. This is a sector that offers you great scope for professional and personal development – and the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives. Carers typically work in care homes, clinics, hospitals, medical practices and in the community in the homes of people in need of their help. With additional qualifications, the course could also be a springboard to working with children or young people. Whichever area you choose, you are sure of a varied and versatile job where no two days are ever the same.


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