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BTEC Health and Social Care Level 3 at Heartlands Academy

Course description

The BTEC Firsts in Health and Social Care can be delivered in further education colleges and schools. The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Health and Social Care is available to learners aged 14 and over. It will give learners an introduction to the sector and potential progression to the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care or the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Society, Health and Development. The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is available to learners aged 14 and over. It is recommended that learners undertake 60 hours of work placement and that all learners take Unit 5. The BTEC First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care will give learners an introduction to the sector and potential progression to the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Health and Social Care or the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Society, Health and Development. Progression could also be to higher level qualifications, such as the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Health and Social Care, Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Society, Health and Development or the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 or 3 NVQs in Health and Social Care. The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Health and Social Care is available to learners aged 14 and over. It is recommended that learners undertake 60 hours of work placement and strongly recommended that all learners take Unit 5. The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Health and Social Care will enable learners to gain more experience and insight into the sector, and, therefore, learners who successfully complete this qualification should be able to progress to employment in the sector, in a supervised role. Progression could also be to further study, such as the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Health and Social Care, the Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Society, Health and Development or the Edexcel Level 3 NVQs in Health and Social Care. The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First qualifications contribute to the quality and coherence of national provision in this sector. They provide an alternative route to the academic and vocational GCSE provision, offering learners the opportunity to experience the health and social care sector. The qualifications will help to develop of a range of generic and transferable skills, and inform career or further education decisions.

Entry requirements

  • At least Merit grade Health & Social Care BTEC Level (or equivalent).
  • At least C grade English GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heartlands Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2014
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