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Health & Social Care - Level 2 BTEC Certificate

Available for applications

More information about this Course

Useful Information
This course is an ideal introduction for students who are committed to working in the area of Health and Social Services. It is a one year course which leads to a qualification equivalent to one GCSE at Grade 9 – 4. Topics covered include Communication, Individual Rights, Cultural Diversity and Human Lifespan Development.

Course Overview

Within this subject students could enhance their learning through work experience in a care setting of their choice. Topics covered on this course include:

Communication in Health & Social Care

Individual Rights in Health & Social Care

Cultural Diversity in Health & Social Care

Human Lifespan Development

Course Highlights

Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences

The College runs a number of educational experiences each year to enable the students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include trips and visiting speakers. Health & Social Care students have opportunities to be involved in local community events.

Career Opportunities & Further Study
This qualification shows that students can apply concepts and interpret practical situations. It will provide them with a strong grounding for further study at Coulsdon College in BTEC Level 3, or progression on to an apprenticeship scheme.


This course is assessed through a mixture of course work and external examinations.

Students will begin to work on their analytical skills, through self analysis, which they will build upon if they choose to continue to study Health and Social Care at BTEC Level 3.

The exam board for this course is Pearson BTEC.

Entry Requirements

Two 2 and three 3 grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics minimum Grade 2 or equivalent qualifications (a Pass or higher at BTEC Level 2 is accepted as part of the GCSE Grades).

This course will suit students if they:

Demonstrate an interest in the caring professions
Show willingness to learn
Are able to meet coursework deadlines
Students should enjoy and be good at working with others, communicating in speech and writing, planning their own learning and meeting deadlines. The ability to use information technology is also important.

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