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Health and Social Care Level 2 Edexcel BTEC First Extended Certificate at Waltham Forest College

Course description

This course is for anyone aged 16 - 18.

The caring professions offer a variety of rewarding careers working with adults or children in the community. With a national shortage of qualified care professionals there could be no better time to work in the care industry. If you want an opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of and develop skills in the health and social care sector then we offer courses at all levels from level one to level three which will enable you to secure a worthwhile career or to progress to university. Our students take part in lectures, group work, role play, projects, assignments and valuable work experience.

Course content

Effective communication in health and social care. 
Health and social care values. 
Vocational experience in a health and social care setting. 
Healthy living. 
English and Maths.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's (grade D and above) including English and Maths 
Successful enhanced DBS check (previously known as CRB, police check)
Interview and assessment.


Work placement. 
Exams in health and social care. 
Exams in English and Maths.

Future opportunities

Edexcel BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3. 
Any of the short courses in health and social care. 
Employment opportunities within the health and social care industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 July 2017
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    • Train:

      Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.


      The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.


      From Walthamstow Central:Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the 'Bell Corner' (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately five-minute walk.

      From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford