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Health and social care - BTEC Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care level 2 at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre

Course description

This course will give you the experience you need to work in the health and social care sector or to progress in education. You will gain an understanding of the structure and function of workplace environments, and knowledge of the care sector, as well as the services available within the health and social care fields.

Course content

You will cover topics such as:

  • communication in health and social care,
  • vocational practice in health and social care,
  • cultural diversity in health and social care, and
  • anatomy and physiology for health and social care.

The course includes a work placement that will give you valuable practical experience. It is available for school leavers and adult learners.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English 3 and maths at 2 or above, and 2 other GCSEs grade 3 or above. You will require a DBS check for this course.


Through projects, case studies, work based assignments and coursework

Financial information

As a full time student you should not need to pay any course or examination fees (under 19).

There may be a cost for equipment, educational visits, printing etc.

Future opportunities

  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Health Studies or Social Care level 3, or
  • Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care level 2.

You could progress into employment in the health and social care sector, as a:

  • care assistant with older people or people with disabilities,
  • nanny or nursery assistant,
  • support worker,
  • home care assistant, or
  • health care assistant.

Further information
01484 437070

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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: 26 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year


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