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Health and Social Care : Cambridge Level 2 Technical Extended Certificate (= 1 GCSE) at Regent College

Course description

Teaching styles
You will complete portfolio assignments for each unit, that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. Therefore the teaching styles will reflect the diversity required to complete these assignments. There will be group discussions, case study work, presentations, individual research, role play situations and practical application. There will be a lot of emphasis on students making contact with, and finding out information from real Health & Social Care professionals and organisations to ensure that you get the best understanding of what it is like to work in this area.

Subject combinations
Any other Social Science subjects such as Psychology will go well with many of the issues raised in this course, as would Law. Science subjects complement Health & Social Care for those wishing to progress into health or medical related fields such as nursing.

Resources and facilities
Local Health & Social Care organisations and professionals will be important resources, as will the College Learning Resource Centre. We have a wide range of text books and additionally to keep up to date with developments the internet will play an important role to help complete essential research.

Key features
This course provides a very good basis on which to enter employment in Health & Social Care related careers, and also allows progression onto further study in Health & Social care and related subjects. The assessment style means that you will be able to focus on areas of Health & Social Care that really interest you, teachers will be there to introduce you to important concepts, and to facilitate your own personal development.

Course content

Course outline

You will study the following five units.

• Communication in Health and Social Care
• Individual rights in Health and Social Care
• Individual needs in Health and Social Care
• Ensuring safe environment in Health and Social Care
• Vocational experience in a health and social care setting

Entry requirements

Five grade Ds at GCSE, or equivalent, including English Language.
An interest in Health and Social Care would be advantageous.


Units are assessed by coursework portfolio assignments via a range of assessment methods including: presentations, reports, and posters. You will be given lots of feedback throughout the course.

Financial information

Free to home students.

Further information

This course is equivalent to 1 GCSE.

To find out more about this qualification, please contact Regent College, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or your school/college Careers Staff.

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: 11 September 2018

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