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Health & Social Care Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course is designed to provide you with both practical skills and knowledge to become an effective practitioner in this diverse industry. You will spend two days a week in College and two days in a care setting.

Course content

As part of your course you will study a range of modules including: communication, safeguarding, health and safety and practical skills. You will also study a range of optional modules. This will depend on the client group with which you are working. As part of your programme you will study a certificate in adult social care and English and maths at an appropriate level.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A8-D/ 9-3 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English and science


You will produce a range of assignments and case studies. You will also be assessed in the workplace by your assessor and by production of reflective. This qualification also has two external examinations.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto a Level 3 course or employement.

Further information

If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass.

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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: 23 October 2017

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