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BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate Health and Social Care at Bournville College

Course description

This Level 2 course provides a basic knowledge of key areas of health and social care, with an emphasis on health related subjects.

Course content

Human Lifespan Development
Health and Social Care Values
Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing
Promoting Health and Wellbeing
The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing
Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care
Healthy Living

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above in academic subjects, including English and Maths or A relevant Level 1 qualification with evidence of achievement at Merit or Distinction. Potential students will also be interviewed to assess their suitability for a career in childcare. A clear DBS check is required – this will be processed during enrolment.


Throughout the course you will attend a work placement for one day a week in a care setting. Most students attend two different care settings during the year. Whilst in placement you will build up a portfolio of evidence of your experiences. This portfolio will include activity plans, reflective accounts, supervisor reports and reports of tutor visits.

Each unit is assessed by a variety of assignment tasks, both written and practical and will be graded PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION.

In order to gain the full qualification all units must be successfully completed.

Two units (Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development and Unit 9: Healthy Living) are externally assessed through an examination set by the exam board in January. All other units are internally assessed through assignments set by the course tutors.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course can enable individuals to gain employment as care assistant/support worker or, dependent on grades achieved, can enable progression on to a level three qualification.

Further information

If you are interested in studying this course please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 August 2016
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