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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 First Certificate at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College

Course description

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge essential for a career within the care sector. You will learn how to cater for the needs of people of all ages with widely differing needs.

Enrolling on the BTEC Level 2 course in Health and Social Care at Notre Dame will provide you with the opportunity to achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 vocationally-specific qualification. It is equivalent to two GCSE's.

It is possible to combine GCSEs with this qualification.

Course content

This is a one year course made up of 8 Units: Four mandatory units, two of which are examined.
Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development
Unit 2: Health and Social Care Values
Unit 3: Effective Communication in Health and social Care
Unit 6: Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing

You will also study four optional Units which will enable you to study specific areas in more depth.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs A*– D and an interest in Health and Social Care.


You will be given written assignments for each unit throughout the year.

Financial information

There are no costs associated with this course.

Future opportunities

With further training or study, students go into careers such as nursing, social work and residential care management. If you want to get a job straight away you could work and train in registered care homes, hospitals, nursing homes or health centres.

A BTEC First Certificate prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as: A Level Health and Social Care.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016
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