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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Kidderminster College

Course description

This course covers a broad base of skills and knowledge that introduces you to the core values of employment in a range of health and social care settings. You will also have the opportunity to gain practical skills through our work experience placements. 

Course content

-Individual rights and needs 
-Health and Social Care values 
-Research project 
-Human lifespan development 
-Creative and therapeutic activities

Entry requirements

One of the following: 4 GCSEs at D grade or above (including English) or a BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care (Distinction) and placement experience.


A wide range of assessment methods are used including work experience, portfolios, case studies and practical tasks. Two core units will be externally assessed with completion of exams in January and retake opportunities in June. Functional skills or GCSE Maths and English will be included as mandatory in this programme.

Financial information

DBS payment (£TBC). Smart black trousers and flat black shoes in addition to a college polo-shirt and fleece jacket for placement. Course textbook, stationery and a USB stick are essential.Travel costs may be incurred for mandatory placement attendance.

Future opportunities

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies)

-Care Support Worker

-Care Assistant

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kidderminster College directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • The college is based in a stunning, modern building, with teaching rooms and specialist facilities on four floors surrounding a beautiful, glass-covered central atrium. You will find well-equipped classrooms, studios, workshops and performance spaces as well as state-of-the-art IT. High quality catering is available in the magnificent Terrace café in the centre of the college