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BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Health and Social Care at North Shropshire College - NSC

Course description

WHAT DOES THE SUBJECT INCLUDE?

A BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Diploma is a practical, work – related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

The course is made up of 8 units – 4 core units that everyone takes -

1.         Communication in health and social care

2.         Individual rights in health and social care

3.         Individual needs in health and social care

4.         Ensuring safe environments in health and social care

Four specialist units chosen by the teaching team, the specialist units enable you to study a particular area in more depth.

6.         Anatomy and Physiology

7.         Cultural diversity

8.         Human Lifespan Development

9.         Creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care

Students are given the opportunity to complete three week block placements at a variety of settings.

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

If you have a genuine interest in caring for people, this may be the course for you.


 

Course content

 

WHAT DOES THE SUBJECT INCLUDE?

A BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Diploma is a practical, work – related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

The course is made up of 8 units – 4 core units that everyone takes -

1.         Communication in health and social care

2.         Individual rights in health and social care

3.         Individual needs in health and social care

4.         Ensuring safe environments in health and social care

Four specialist units chosen by the teaching team, the specialist units enable you to study a particular area in more depth.

6.         Anatomy and Physiology

7.         Cultural diversity

8.         Human Lifespan Development

9.         Creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care

Students are given the opportunity to complete three week block placements at a variety of settings.

IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

If you have a genuine interest in caring for people, this may be the course for you.

Entry requirements

You will normally be required to have at least one of the following:

·         A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education
           equivalent to 4 GCSE’s at D or above.

·         Related work experience

·         Other related Level 1 or 2 qualifications

 Successful college interview is required, and also a DBS Check (formerly CRB)

Assessment

Units are assessed and graded and there is also an exam.  An overall grade for the qualification is then awarded.

Financial information

Full time programmes are free of charge to students and there are no extra examination fees. However students will have to pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which is essential before a work placement can be started.

*You may be able to get help with the costs from the College’s Learner Support Fund. More details are available from the Student Services team

Please contact our Student Finance Officer direct - 01691 688029.

Future opportunities

A Level 2 Diploma prepares you for employment in Registered Care Homes, Housing, Community work and the Voluntary sector, also Hospitals and Primary care trusts.

With further training or study such as BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, Certificate in Caring and Apprenticeships in care. Students can go into careers such as social work, residential care management, housing and the probation service

 

Further information

Please contact our Oswestry Campus direct - 01691 688000.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Shropshire College - NSC directly.

Last updated date: 28 October 2015