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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 at The Oxford Academy

Course description

Level 2 Health and Social Care First Award has been developed to provide an engaging introduction to the Health and Social Care sector. The course gives you the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the Health, Social Care and Early Years sectors. Along with the mandatory units the optional/ specialist units are picked according to student’s preferences for future career pathways.

As part of this Health and Social Care Course, you will be supported by VLUK and the Buckinghamshire Care Team with real life work experience in a range of environments.

This will be for two days per week throughout the course, and will be relevant to the studies, giving you a feel for the industry. You will be paired with mentors in the Health, Social Care and Adult sectors to aid with your studies.

Course content

This Level 2 course provides you with the platform to continue onto the BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care course or prepare you for a career within the sector.

With course units including:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  •  Health and Social Care Values
  •  Effective communication in Health and Social Care
  •  Health living
  •  Social influences on Health and Well Being
  •  Promoting Health and Well Being
  •  The impact on Health and Well Being
  •  Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care
  •  Individual rights in Health and Social Care

Entry requirements


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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    • We all know it’s not just about what you learn, it’s about how you learn and where. With that in mind, we have created a dedicated Advance Centre which includes its own common room, refectory and study area, just for sixth formers. This gives you the space you need to do joint work, get creative or just have a break. You will also have access to the brilliant library with its specific section for careers and higher education, as well as all the resources you’ll need for your courses. You will be able to use all of our sports facilities, regardless of whether you’re studying a sports related course or not. These include:

      • Sports Hall for futsal, basketball, netball, volleyball, trampolining… anything you want to do indoors
      • 3G Dome – the only covered 3G in the county
      • Astro pitch for hockey and football
      • Multi Use Games Area so you can do a whole host of things here; tennis, netball, table tennis 
      • Grass pitches for rugby, football, lacrosse
      • Physiotherapy room with physio support available by appointment  from  Oxford United physios just in case you need help with an injury
      • Dance studio
      • Fitness studio
      • Cricket nets

      We also have art rooms, a food technology room, a fully functioning theatre and drama studio, recording studio and a hair and beauty salon with treatments available from students studying Beauty.

      When you’re not studying there’s plenty of other activities you can be doing in state of the art facilities. Advance isn’t just about helping you pass your exams, it’s about helping you become the best person you can be and that means you’ve used the space to explore what you love.