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Health and Social Care: Level 2 BTEC Diploma at NESCOT

Course description

This course will prepare you for a career in health and social care, or progression to a Level 3 qualification. You will learn about communication and individual rights, individual needs in health and social care and human growth and development. You will also have the opportunity to go on work
experience in a health care or early years setting as part of this course.

Course content

You will study subject areas, including:

Core Units

  • Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Health Needs in Health and Social Care
  • Equality & Diversity in Health & Social Care
  • Creative activities
  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health and Social Care Services.

This course will form the main vocational element of your individual study programme; you will also continue to develop your skills in Maths and English and take part in activities designed to maximise your employability.

You will also do vocational work experience in a health care or early years setting as part of the course.

Assignments may include:

  • Discussion
  • Written tasks
  • Role play
  • Presentation

Assessment is by coursework for each unit and work experience.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or above including English and maths, or Level 1 Diploma at Merit plus English and maths. We will also require a satisfactory reference from your school. Please note, all applicants will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check before starting the course.

Financial information

All applicants will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check before starting the course.

DBS £52. 

Future opportunities

BTEC Level 3 in Health & Social Care, into employment, or other vocational courses, for example, Childcare.

Potential career routes in the Health and Social Care industry:

  • Ambulance staff
  • Care, teaching, pharmacy or nursery assistant
  • Community project worker
  • Environmental health
  • Health care practice worker
  • Health psychology
  • Home carer
  • Key worker
  • Midwife
  • Nursing
  • Nursing home practitioner
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Public health
  • Residential warden
  • Social worker
  • Speech therapist
  • Teaching assistant
  • Welfare professional
  • Youth worker

Further information

Help is available from:

  • Personal tutor
  • Unit tutor
  • Additional support

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 August 2016
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    • By Road:
      Nescot is located just off the A240 (Reigate Road), close to the junction with the A24 (Ewell Bypass).  The College is just five miles inside the M25 (Junction 9).
      There is a large, free car park for use by students and visitors.

      By Rail:
      Nescot is served by two mainline railway stations.
      Ewell East (Southern Railway)
      Ewell East is a two-minute walk from the College from a public footpath leading off Platform 2.  Trains run every half-hour from London Victoria.
      Ewell West (South West Trains)
      Ewell West, which is 15 minutes walk from the College, is on the main line from London Waterloo.

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