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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

This Health and Social Care course provides a practical, real-world approach to learning and developing specific knowledge and skills that learners need to work successfully in the care industry.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • healthy living
  • effective communication
  • equality and diversity in Health and Social Care
  • services in Health and Social Care
  • the Early Years sector

On the course you will:

  • gain experience through a work placement of working with a range of service users from babies, toddlers, through to adults with specific needs and the elderly
  • develop positive communication skills to support people with a diverse range of needs
  • develop project/self-management and independent learning skills by investigating opportunities for employment in the industry, as well as exploring provision of services in the sector

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, including a 9-4 grade in English Language or Mathematics and A*-D in another relevant subject, plus a good school reference.


You will be assessed in a variety of ways including:

  • producing posters and leaflets
  • taking part in role plays and professional discussions
  • witness statements
  • external assessments

Financial information

You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form confirming that you have no criminal convictions that prevent you from working with children or vulnerable adults. It will be administered by the college at the start of the course. The cost is £20 (non-refundable).

Future opportunities

Students on a Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade 4 or below at GCSE. Students with Grade 5 and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.