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Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 2 Diploma

West Thames College
Course summary
1 hour

Course description

Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 2 Diploma:

This course is for young people aged 16-18 who want to work in a health and social care setting.

It will enable you to develop skills in caring within the health and social care sector, including communication, individual rights and individual needs, cultural diversity, anatomy and physiology and human lifespan development. Work experience forms a mandatory part of the course.

You will study the following core and mandatory units:

  • Human lifespan development
  • Health and social care values
  • Effective communication in health and social care
  • Equality and diversity in health and social care
  • Individual rights in health and social care
  • Healthy living
  • Carrying out a research project in health and social care.

Optional units may include:

  • Human body systems and care of disorders
  • Vocational experience
  • Creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care
  • Social influences on health and wellbeing
  • The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing.

Work experience is a mandatory part of your course.

Suitability - Who should attend?

2 or more GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above including English language or Level 1 Functional Skills English, or successful completion of a Foundation Level course with functional skills in English and maths. You will need a good reference. All students must undertake work experience in a care/childcare setting as part of this course. Work placement settings require students to obtain a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) enhanced check to demonstrate that they are suitable to work with vulnerable people and/or children.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Nationally recognised qualification

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