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Health and Social Care - Level 2 Diploma at Isle of Man College

Course description

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma is designed to develop knowledge and understanding about different health and social care sectors and vocational aspects of care work. It prepares students for work in the Care Sector or for study at a more advanced level.

Course content

The four mandatory units focus on Communication, Individual Needs, Individual Rights and Ensuring Safe Environments within Health and Social Care.

The four option units broaden the study of care and well-being and include subjects such as Anatomy and Physiology, Creative and Therapeutic Activities, different Health and Social Care Services and Vocational Experience in a Health or Social Care setting.

There will also be personal tutorials and students may have the opportunity to attend GCSE/Functional Skills to upgrade in English or Maths, if necessary.

Entry requirements

The course is most suitable for students achieving a range of GCSEs at D grade or higher, including English and Mathematics. Mature students will be considered on their personal attributes and experience.


Students will be assessed using a variety of assessment methods including written work, presentations, booklets, information leaflets, group work activities and possibly examinations. Work Based Learning is built into the course and aspects of the assessments will relate to work experience.

Future opportunities

  • Employment.
  • Possible advanced level study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Man College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • From the TT Grandstand on Glencrutchery Road turn up Greenfield road (alongside the TT score-board). The college is straight ahead at the end of Greenfield Road.