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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at South Cheshire College

Course description

This course is sutiable for learners ages between 16-18 years who are interested in working in health and social care settings.

Course content

The BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care has core, mandatory and optional specialist units. The BTEC First Extended Certificate has units which we assess in college (internal) and units which the exam board sets a test for and marks (external). The two core units are: Unit 1 Human lifespan and development Unit 2 Health and social care values. The two mandatory units are: Unit 3 Effective communication in health and social care Unit 9 Healthy living. Unit 1 Human lifespan and development and Unit 9 Healthy living are marked externally. You will also complete optional specialist units relevant to working in health and social care. The optional specialist units are marked internally as are Unit 2 Health and social care values and Unit 3 Effective communication in health and social care. You will also have GCSE/Functional skills English language and GCSE/Functional skills maths, (depending on GCSEs achieved prior to starting the course) as part of your timetable.

Entry requirements

Satisfactory reference and interview. Learners must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course. Students need to have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade D and above including English language and Maths. A clear DBS is required before enrolling on the course. 

Financial information

Students will be asked to purchase the course textbook and a polo shirt to wear in placement.

Future opportunities

This qualification enables students to progress to employment as a care assistant or work in a hospital setting. Students can progress to a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care provided they meet the entry requirements for the Level 3 Health and Social Care course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.