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Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - 1 year at Longley Park Sixth Form College

Course description

You will learn about the care needs of different groups including the elderly, young children and people with disabilities and how care professionals meet these needs.  Assignments and projects are based on realistic workplace situations and you will learn about the standards expected in care settings. Work experience is an essential part of the course.

Course content

These are some of the areas you will study:

  • Effective communication
  • Healthy living
  • Human body systems and care of disorders
  • The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing
  • Services in health and social care
  • Human lifespan and development
  • Health and social care values
  • Investigating rights and responsibilities at work
  • Employability


A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 2 GCSEs at Grade 3/D.  You will normally need at least a grade 3/D in English Language and Maths plus an interest in care and working with the general public, especially the elderly and children. You will have to pass an enhanced DBS check to take part in the work placement.


You will be assessed through practical projects and assignments. There will be two short examinations.

Financial information

Everything you must have to undertake the course will be provided by college.  You may have to pay for extras such as trips/visits.

Future opportunities

Students from this course have gone on to study the BTEC Level 3 Extended Ceretificate in Health & Social Care, the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care course or other Level 3 qualification such as Childcare.  With further training or study you could go on to a career in areas such as residential care or teaching support.

Further information

This is a work-related course so work placements are a key part of your study. You will not study a specific work placement unit.  However, you will be given the opporunity to gain work experience which we will support you to find.  Becuase you will be in a real workplace you will need to meet professional standards of attendance, punctuality and reliability.  We will work with you to help you prepare, including supporting you in making an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service check.  You need to be aware that placements are located across Sheffield and you will need to make your own travel arrangements.

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: 28 September 2017
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