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Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 at PETROC

Course description

This programme is designed to give you a thorough introduction to working in the different health and social care settings, including children, adults and the elderly. It covers the theory you'll need to understand how to meet the needs of various different service users.

Course content

This study programme consists of a collection of relevant subjects, including BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care. As this programme is designed to give you an introduction to working in different health and social care settings the topics covered are designed to help you understand how to meet the needs of different service users. 

Topics include:

  • Communication - where you will learn how we communicate effectively with service users
  • Healthy Living - where you explore how different things affect the health and well-being of individuals
  • Human lifespan development - where you will learn about how we develop from the time of conception through to death
  • Human Body - looks at how the body works and what happens when it does not work properly.
  • Diversity - where you will learn about the diverse society we live in

Entry requirements

All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade D or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths at grade 3 or above and GCSE English Language at grade 3 or above.

At the end of the year all learners are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of their Level 2 Study Programme and achieved a graded improvement in their Maths and English Language studies before being allowed to progress.
At your interview you will need to show that you have a real interest in working in the health and social care sector.

You will also need a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

At your interview you will need to show that you have a real interest in working in the health and social care sector.

You will also need a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Assessment

Most of this programme is assessed through coursework and assignments. This means you will have a lot of written work, which can be hand written or typed up on a computer. You will be expected to hand your work in on time so it can be marked and handed back to you. Subjects are graded as Pass, Merit and Distinction so the more effort you put in the higher grade you are likely to achieve.

Some parts of this programme are assessed by a final exam and you will have the opportunity to work through practice papers so you are prepared for this exam.

Future opportunities

On successful completion, you could apply for a Level 2 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship or Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Another option is to apply for the Level 3 Health and Social Care Programme or another Level 3 vocational programme.

If you are applying for Level 3 you will need to achieve at least a Merit for the BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification.

Further information

There is a bespoke Fitness Suite and Studio within the campus grounds which is available to all students and staff. There is a well stocked Learning Resource Centre which provides access to computers, textbooks and journals. One of the advantages of the Mid-Devon Campus being smaller than other campuses is that it facilitates a more individual learning experience. There are excellent student support and an active Student Union.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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