Health & Social Care Level 2

egg-timerFull Time
arrowLevel 2
hat16-18, Adult FT
calendar1 Year
pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 07/09/2020

This is an interesting and challenging one year full time course which is designed for students wishing to gain employment in the health and social care sector, or progress to study at Level 3. The course is a mixture of academic study and vocational experience.

Who is this Course for?

This course is designed for 16-18 year old and adult learners, the course will include a substantial amount of careers related learning designed to support progression to the suitable next step, this could include educational trips, employability skills and employer encounters such as guest speakers. For 16-18 year old learners this will be delivered as a study programme which includes math and English where applicable and work experience.

What progression and career opportunities will I gain?

On completion of the BTEC Level 2 programme, you will have a number of options. This qualification enables you to apply for jobs within health and social care, such as a Support Worker. You will also be able to progress onto the Level 3 Health and Social Care programme, providing you achieve high grades and have high attendance, as well as tutor recommendation to progress.

What are the entry requirements for the course?

3 GCSEs at grade A*-D Please add equivalents in numbers OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS maths or English GCSE at grade D/3 or higher. Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

All students aged 16 -19 are required to study Functional English and maths qualifications or GCSE maths and English if not already awarded a grade C/4 or higher in these subjects. If you have a grade D/3 at GCSE you will study maths and/or English GCSE. Students with a grade lower than E/2 will work towards GCSE through the study of maths and English Functional Skills. Students aged 19+ are strongly encouraged to take relevant maths and English qualifications to support progression into further or higher education, training or employment.

What does the course involve?

The course involved both academic study and vocational practice. Throughout the course, you will study modules such as human lifespan development, health and social care values, human body systems and disorders, the impact on nutrition, healthy living, equality and diversity and effective communication. After your first work placement week you will then undertake a placement one day per week up to your second block placement.

You will also undertake industry placements, made up of two block placements. After your first block placement week you will then undertake a placement one day per week up to your second block placement. It is throughout the placement experience that you will be able to apply theory and practice and to develop and extend our knowledge and skills within health and social care and uphold health and social care values. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of health and social care settings.

How will I be Assessed?

You will be assessed continuously throughout the course. Formal Assessments are in the form of assignments which can take many forms such as; written reports, essays and case studies. You will also have to successfully pass two exams on healthy living and human lifespan development.

You will also be assessed whilst on placement by your placement supervisor.

What qualification will I get?

On completion of the full programme of study, you will achieve Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care.

What do I do Next?

For information, advice and guidance or to apply please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306

Download The Course Information Sheet