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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 2 Certificate at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

Course description

The Health and Social Care course is a coursework-based course with no exams. It has been designed particularly for students who are considering working with people in a variety of health and social care contexts e.g. nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, paramedic or social worker.

Course content

You will complete this qualification in one year, during which time you will study the following units:

Examined units:

  • Unit 1 – Human lifespan Development
  • Unit 9 – Nutrition in Health and Social care

Units assessed through course work:

  • Unit 2 - Health and Social Care Values
  • Unit 3 - Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 6 - The impact of Nutrition in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 8 - Individual Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 12 - Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care


Entry requirements

Prior qualifications are not a necessity, although a good grasp of the English language is preferred.

  • You will need to summarise ideas and produce comprehensive notes
  • You will need to evaluate arguments and share your understanding with others
  • You will need to be able to innovatively answer the criteria in a variety of mediums e.g. power points, displays, essays, posters, leaflets etc.


Future opportunities

The content of this qualification has been developed so that students are well prepared to complete the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care afterwards.

Further information

No specialist knowledge or experience is required to start this course. All materials will be supplied, although the use of additional texts is always recommended. Use of the college library, Internet and journals is encouraged. Lessons will include note-taking, discussion and regular homework.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2016

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