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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College

Course description

The course is targeted at anyone interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of the health and social care field. This programme provides you with a route to the Level 3 in Health and Social Care, or you can use it to improve your employment opportunities in the health and care field. Completion of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care can lead to higher education opportunities including a degree in nursing, midwifery, social work, occupational therapy and many other professions. Alternatively, it can also lead to direct entry into employment or apprenticeships within the health and social care services, including posts administered by the NHS and Social Services, such as a home help, Health Care Assistant roles and so on.

Course content

The course has 10 units of assessment.
To complete the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate you will study the following core units:
Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development (Exam)
Unit 2: Health and Social Care Values As well as the following mandatory units:
Unit 3: Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
Unit 9: Healthy Living (Exam) For the optional units, we currently study:
Unit 6:The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing
Unit 7: Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care
Unit 8: Individual Rights in Health and Social Care
Unit 10: Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders
Unit 12: Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care
Unit 13: The Health and Social Care Sector

Entry requirements

Minimum of 4 Ds and above at GCSE (or equivalent)

Further information

For Unit 13, students will complete 25 hours of voluntary work in a health or social care setting. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in extra curricular activities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shooters Hill Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2016
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