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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 at Dormers Wells High School

Course description

This course provides opportunities for students to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life in the Health and Social Care Sectors. It also permits the student to understand the role of the health or social care worker, their relationship with patients/service users and their responsibilities towards patients / service users and the wider health and social care sectors.
Students must complete four core units and optional specialist units to reach a total of 360 GLH (guided learning hours).
In order to progress to a level 3 course – students will be expected to achieve the BTEC level 2 course at a minimum of Merit level.
The units the students will study are; Each unit can be credited at Level 1, Pass, Merit or Distinction.


Entry requirements

BTEC Diploma Level 1 Award pass plus 3 other GCSE’s at grade D or above or 4 GCSE’s at Grade D or above (or equivalent).


Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence and two externally assessed 1 hour exams.

Future opportunities

This course enables progress to level 3 courses in Health and Social Care with the further potential for employment in a range of health and social care related occupations such as Nursing, health Visiting, Child Care, Social Work, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy and Teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dormers Wells High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
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