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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form

Course description

Health and Social Care is a dynamic vocational course which allows students to relate theory to practice within a suitable care setting, whilst completing six portfolio units (One is of double value) and two externally examined units over the course of a year. The varied course units are ideally suited to students who wish to pursue a career in caring, education or a health related occupation. Students attend college for three days a week and their placements for two days each week, where they can gather information, be part of a professional team, observe good practice and link evidence to their course units. Assessment on this course allows for Pass, Merit and Distinction achievement. Students undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at the start of the course for vocational placement clearance to work with children and vulnerable adults.

Course content

Course units comprise of the following :


Human Lifespan Development (Examined)

Health and Social Care Values (Portfolio assessed)

Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (Portfolio assessed)

Healthy Living (Examined)

Promoting Health and Wellbeing (Portfolio assessed),

Services in Health and Social Care (Portfolio assessed)

Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care -    Double Unit (Portfolio assessed).

The vocational placement allows students to complete a reflective vocational diary and gather evidence towards all of the above units.

Entry requirements

A GCSE average of 3 or above.

Future opportunities

A qualification in BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care may lead onto a career in childcare, health and social care and other allied occupations. A Distinctinction grade in this course may allow students to progress onto a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care along with two or three other Level Three courses.

Further information

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance will be required for vocational placements. The course also incorporates additional Level 2 Safe Learner in the Workplace and Basic First Aid Qualifications. Students may undertake resits in GCSE Mathematics and English Language in conjunction with this course.

Course Leader:


Mrs Maggie Quay

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September