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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 at Runshaw College

Course description

What will I learn?

This is a one year course for anyone who is interested in working with people, especially groups such as the young or the elderly who need extra help or support.

Many students go on to follow careers in one of the caring professions. You will study a variety of topics including communication, supporting health and well-being, human lifespan and creative and therapeutic activities. You will have the opportunity to attend work placement to develop your skills working with others.

Please note that as part of the course you will study English and Maths and due to the placements you will have you will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check to confirm you do not have any cautions or convictions which would put in question your suitability to work in these areas.

What enrichment can I look forward to?

Activities can include:

  • guest speakers
  • visits relevant to the course
  • outdoor pursuit activities
  • fundraising activities
  • access to all the college enrichment activities
  • Trafford Centre


Entry requirements

For access to our Level 2 courses, our entry requirements are 4 x grade D equivalent (4 x Grade 3 or D).
For Health and Social Care specifically, this should include GCSE grade 3 and 4 in Maths and English Language.


The course is assessed through coursework which takes the form of assignments, set at intervals throughout the year and some external assessment.

Future opportunities

What progression is there?

Successful completion of the course can lead to progression in college, Apprenticeships or employment.

Where are you going?

  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Youth Worker

Further information

Please contact the Schools Liaison team by phone on 01772 643000 or by email Our website also contains up to date further information on all courses that we offer.

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: 10 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One Year
  • Course code: LIDPHEA

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