Health & Social Care (BTEC Level 2 Diploma) - on the coast (Leiston)

Health & Social Care (BTEC Level 2 Diploma) - on the coast (Leiston)

Subject Area: On The Coast (Leiston & Halesworth) Health & Social Care


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2021
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 149643
  • Entry Requirements

    5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English and/or maths, OR Level 1 in a related subject including English and/or maths at grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent.

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

    Course Overview

    This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Seaward Avenue, Leiston)

    This study programme provides the underpinning knowledge and vocational skills needed to be effective in a wide range of health & social care settings. Units you will study include Working in Health & Social Care, Human Lifespan Development, Anatomy & Physiology, Research, Principles of Safe Practice, and Meeting Individual Care Needs.

    You will be expected to successfully complete two work placements in the first year and take part in visits to a range of services in the local area, putting into practice what you have learnt on the course. It is essential that students have the ability to meet assessment deadlines. The programme also has 3 units with external exams and 1 unit with an external task set by BTEC.

    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.

    Course Highlights

    This study programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career within allied health professions, including Adult Nursing, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Youth & Community Work, and Housing Welfare Services & Care Management. 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

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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)

    • £36.50 for textbooks,
    • £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.


    “I came to Suffolk New College after completing sixth form; I would like to be a social worker so I wanted more experience in the field and this course gave me that. The independence you get at the College is great; you’re treated like an adult, it has good resources and is a safe environment. The teachers were amazing; they had experience which was valuable. They treat you as an equal, who helps your learning; you can always go to them for help."