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Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (2 GCSE) at The Bluecoat Academy

Course description

The BTEC Level 2 Certificate is a one-year full-time vocational course that will provide a practical, work related introduction to the Health & Social Care sector.

It is worth 2 GCSEs grades A* – C.

Units studied include:

Unit 1: Human Lifespan

Unit 2: Health & Social Care Values

Unit 3: Effective Communication in Health & Social Care

Unit 9: Healthy Living

Unit 10: Human Body Systems & Care of Disorders

Unit 12: Creative & Therapeutic Activities in Health & Social Care

How will I be assessed ?

It is very important that we link theory to practice; this will be completed through unit based assignments and 2 external exams.

The unit based assessments may include reports, presentations, case studies, research and practical activities.

All assignments are graded against specific learning objectives and given a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Who should do this course ?

This course will appeal to students who:

• Have an interest in learning about health & social care related topics

• Would like to progress into employment or further education in either a Health or Social Care related professions

• Are self-motivated and enjoy independent learning

How is the course delivered ?

The course is taught using a variety of methods including class discussion, independent library research, practical research projects, video presentations and taught sessions.

In addition, there will be opportunities to visit workplaces and investigate vocational areas related to the course.

What equipment will I need ?

You need to be properly equipped with basic stationery such as lined / blank paper, pens, pencils and a folder to safely store notes and coursework.

What next ?

The course may lead to a career in one of the many areas of Health & Social Care e.g. Nursing, Care Homes, Physiotherapy, Social Care, Mental Health & Disabilities, Pharmacy, Dental Practice etc.

You may wish to progress onto further study at Level 3, which is equivalent to 2 A Levels & attracts UCAS points for entry into Higher Education.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to take this course should have achieved at least 4 GCSEs at grades D/E.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bluecoat Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year