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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Stafford College

Course description

The aim of this course is to provide vocational training so that learners may progress to further education or employment within health and social care.

Course content

The course consists of college work and work experience in a variety of care settings.  The subjects studied are:


  • Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Individual Rights within Health & Social Care Sectors
  • Individual Needs in Health & Social Care Sectors
  • Ensuring Safe Environments in Health & Social Care
  • Creative & Therapeutic Activities
  • Human Physiology
  • Vocational Experience
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Functional Skills English & Maths


English & Maths

We are committed to helping students improve their skills in English and maths.  Students on a full-time course at College who missed out on GCSE qualifications at grades A-C in these subjects at school will attend additional classes and receive support to enhance their grades.  Depending on individual ability, students will work towards GCSE, City & Guilds or Functional Skills awards to ensure that they have the qualifications needed to progress to university or employment.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of four GCSE grades at D, including a D in English
  • Level 1 Health and Social Care – pass AND satisfactory attendance and tutor report
  • Exceptional circumstances will be considered


All course work and practical training will be assessed at pass, merit or distinction grade through a series of assignments prescribed for each subject.  Methods of assessment include practical demonstrations, report writing, role play, discussion, posters and presentations.

Financial information

Shirt – Placement Uniform £12.00

Hoodie (optional) £20.00

CRB – Clearance £44.00 approx

Trips £50.00


Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checks

This course involves students taking part in work placement activity within Health and Social Care settings.  The College aims to ensure the highest protection of children and vulnerable adults.  All students taking part in work placement will be required to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check before the start of their course

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of the course, students could progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.  Students need to have achieved an overall distinction and a satisfactory report at level 2 and have a grade C English GCSE.  Students wishing to progress to BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Health and Social Care (Health Science) must have GCSE Science grade A – C.  Career opportunities include Health Care Support Worker in hospital, elderly residential care worker and domiciliary care worker.  If in employment, students may progress to apprenticeships.

Further information

If you would like any more information about the college or our courses, write, visit, or telephone Student Services on 01785 275468.  Our e-mail address is:  If you are unsure about which course to take, we can arrange for you to get the advice you need from a member of our guidance team.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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