BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 80% Coursework, 20% External Assessment
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 3, one of which will be in English or Maths. Neither English nor Maths will be below Grade 2. At least 2 GCSE subjects at Grade 3 are required alongside GCSE equivalent qualifications. For this course you must have a GCSE Grade 3 or above in Science.

This broad-based course allows you to develop the knowledge and skills needed for practical work in health care or early years. It is particularly suitable if you are interested in working in the Health Service, but are perhaps undecided as to what specific area.

Your Course

You will study a number of areas, including:

  • Lifespan and Development
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Communication

You will also be expected to attend work placement for which you must be prepared to travel.

An enhanced DBS check will be carried out on your suitability to work with children which you will be required to pay for, currently £40.00 (price subject to change).

Entry requirements

Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 3, one of which will be in English or Maths. Neither English nor Maths will be below Grade 2. At least 2 GCSE subjects at Grade 3 are required alongside GCSE equivalent qualifications.

For this course you must have a GCSE Grade 3 or above in Science.

Please note: If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or Maths you will be required to continue studying these alongside your college course.

Progression

Many of our students progress onto the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care or the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE) at Selby College.

Potential Careers

  • Care Assistant
  • Nursery Practitioner
  • Development Officer
  • Childminder
  • Safeguarding Officer
  • Family Support Worker

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 80% Coursework, 20% External Assessment
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 3, one of which will be in English or Maths. Neither English nor Maths will be below Grade 2. At least 2 GCSE subjects at Grade 3 are required alongside GCSE equivalent qualifications. For this course you must have a GCSE Grade 3 or above in Science.

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