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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study Health & Social Care?

This is a one year course for anyone who is interested in working with people, especially groups such as the young or the elderly who need extra help or support.

Many students go on to follow careers in one of the caring professions. You will study a variety of topics including communication, supporting health and well-being, human lifespan and creative and therapeutic activities. You will have the opportunity to attend work placement to develop your skills working with others.

Please note that as part of the course you will study English and Maths and due to the placements you will have you will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check to confirm you do not have any cautions or convictions which would put in question your suitability to work in these areas.

Enrichment activities can include:

  • Guest speakers
  • Visits relevant to the course
  • Outdoor pursuit activities
  • Fundraising activities
  • Access to all the college enrichment activities
  • A visit to the Trafford Centre

The pass rate for 2018 on this course was 100%, with 65% of students achieving high grades.

What will I study?

Topics include:

  • Communication
  • Supporting Health and Wellbeing
  • Working in Health and Social Care environments

Students also have the opportunity to attend work placements one day per week to develop skills working with others. As part of the course you will also study English and Maths and will develop employability skills.

Entry requirements

For access to our Level 2 courses, our entry requirements are 4 x Grade 3 equivalent (4 x Grade 3 or D). This should include Maths or English (Language or Literature) at Grade 3, and no less than a 2 in the other.

Health & Social Care does not have any specific additional requirements.

For placements, students will also be required to undergo a DBS check to confirm they do not have any cautions or convictions which would put in question their suitability to work in these areas.


How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed through coursework which takes the form of assignments, set at intervals throughout the year, and some external assessment.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What progression is there?

Successful completion of the course can lead to progression in college, Apprenticeships or employment.

Where are you going?

  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Youth Worker

Further information

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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: 21 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: LIC2HEA

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