Health and Social Care (BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate)

Health and Social Care (BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate)

Subject Area: Health & Social Care


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2021
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 149640
  • Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs at grade 3(D) including English and/or maths, OR level 1 Health & Social Care/relevant vocational qualification at grade Merit, including English and/or maths at level 1.

    Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) must be in place at enrolment & students must register with DBS Update Service.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    Units you will study include: Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing, Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing, Services in Health and Social Care, Individual Rights in Health and Social Care, Effective Communication in Health and Social Care, Health and Social Care Values, Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care, The Health and Social Care Sector, Promoting Health and Wellbeing, Human Lifespan Development, and Healthy Lifestyles.

    You will be expected to successfully complete a work placement and take part in visits to a range of services in the local area. It is essential that students have the ability to meet assessment deadlines.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    This study programme provides students with the underpinning knowledge and vocational skills for the Health & Social Care sector.

    On this study programme, you are taught by experienced health professionals, who will pass on their knowledge and expertise in the field to you. You also have the opportunity to gain excellent experience by taking part in a range of placements, which will help you decide on your career aim.

    Core Skills Covered: Research | Professionalism | Trustworthiness | Responsibility | Decision Making | Evaluating

    Next Steps

    After successful completion of the Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care achieving a grade of Merit or higher students can progress onto one of the following courses:

    Level 3 Health and Social Care

    Level 3 Health and Social Care (Health Studies)

    Level 3 Childcare

    Level 3 Forensic and Criminal Investigation

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2021.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    (Subject to Change)

    • £33 for textbook and revision material,
    • £14 polo shirt,
    • £44 for enhanced DBS check (to be completed prior to enrolment), and £13 fee to register for the update service, which students pay direct to DBS by debit or credit card.

    Ben Tye - Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Health and Social Care

    My tutor made Health and Social Care fun! She made the course exciting and she was always there when you need her, always willing to put her point across and make your work better. When I was behind on assignments she helped me out and got me back up to scratch with all my work, I want to thank her so much. I had a lot of fun and I could just get up and be myself and it’s not all working on a book!