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Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

You will complete written and practical activities, take part in discussions and role play, participate in work experience, as well as taking part in enrichment activities, such as visits to social care environments.

Course content

Between 11- 13 units will be studied, based around practical skills and key areas:

Mandatory units include: Human Lifespan Development, Values in Health and Social Care, Communication, Equality, Diversity and Health Living

Optional specialist units include: Vocational Experience, Creative and Therapeutic Activities and Introduction to Dementia.

As part of your study programme you will study Maths, English or Employability qualifications at a suitable level.

You will also have 110 hours of work placement.

Entry requirements

You need to have four GCSEs at Grades D or above, to include a C in English or a BTEC Level 1 Diploma, and a suitable standard of literacy. Mature students with relevant work or life experience may not need to fulfil entry requirements, as long as they can demonstrate they are academically capable of working at this level. All applicants will require a DBS (formerly CRB) check and need to have a successful interview.

English and maths qualifications are vitally important for future employers and universities, so the government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills.

Entry Level / Level 1 and Level 2: We’re here to help you on your journey, so if you do not achieve grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths, then you will study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

Students who achieve a D grade will be placed on the relevant GCSE programme, while students who achieve an E or below will be assessed to ensure they are placed on the right study programme for their ability.

Level 3 programmes: You will need to meet the course entry requirements specified on the course information above. For the majority of our Level 3 courses, students will need grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths. If this is not specified in the course entry requirement, then you may be able to study English and/or maths as part of your college course.


Most assessment is based on course work. 12% of course will be assessed via external exam.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care course you can move straight onto work in a health and social care setting, or you may be considered for progression onto a Level 3 course such as Health and Social Care or Childcare and Education. Mature students could apply to join the Level 3 Access to Higher Education course or move into employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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