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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 Award at Coulsdon Sixth Form College

Course description

This course is an ideal introduction for students who are committed to working in the area of Health and Social Services. It is a one year course which leads to a qualification equivalent to one GCSE at Grade 9 - 4. Topics covered include Communication, Individual Rights, Cultural Diversity and Human Lifespan Development. 

What goes well with this course?

Health and Social Care go well with any of our Level 2 courses, particularly:

  • Science
  • Public Services
  • Sport

Course content

Topics covered on this course include:

  • Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Individual Rights in Health & Social Care
  • Cultural Diversity in Health & Social Care
  • Human Lifespan Development

Within this subject students could enhance their learning through work experience in a care setting of their choice.

Entry requirements

Two 2 and three 3 grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics minimum Grade 2 or equivalent qualifications (a Pass or higher at BTEC Level 2 is accepted as part of the GCSE Grades).



This course will suit students if they:

  • Demonstrate an interest in the caring professions
  • Show willingness to learn
  • Are able to meet coursework deadlines

Students should enjoy and be good at working with others, communicating in speech and writing, planning their own learning and meeting deadlines. The ability to use information technology is also important.


This course is assessed through a mixture of course work and external examinations. 

Students will begin to work on their analytical skills, through self analysis, which they will build upon if they choose to continue to study Health and Social Care at BTEC Level 3.

The exam board for this course is Pearson BTEC.

Future opportunities

This qualification shows that students can apply concepts and interpret practical situations. It will provide them with a strong grounding for further study at Coulsdon College in BTEC Level 3, or progression on to an apprenticeship scheme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coulsdon Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2017
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