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L2 Health and Social Care

Course Overview
Course type

Level 2 BTEC Diploma

Course length

One year

Required qualifications

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, including a 9-4 grade in English Language or Mathematics, as well as grades  A*-D in another relevant subject and a good school reference.

This Health and Social Care course provides a practical, real-world approach to learning and developing specific knowledge and skills that learners need to work successfully in the care industry.


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The course will focus on:
  • healthy living
  • effective communication
  • equality and diversity in health and social care
  • services in health and social care
  • the early years sector
On the course you will:
  • gain experience through a work placement of working with a range of service users from babies, toddlers, through to adults with specific needs and the elderly
  • develop positive communication skills to support people with a diverse range of needs
  • develop project/self-management and independent learning skills by investigating opportunities for employment in the industry, as well as exploring provision of services in the sector
Placement

Students attend their 4 weeks of work placement in care settings in two blocks - one 2-week block in elderly care and one 2-week block in a younger setting such as schools or nurseries. At NewVIc, we are incredibly proud of the range and quality of the organisations we have partnerships with; enabling students to experience the very best in caring work practices.

This Health and Social Care course provides a practical, real-world approach to learning and developing specific knowledge and skills that learners need to work successfully in the care industry.


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Method of assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including:

  • producing posters and leaflets
  • taking part in role plays and professional discussions
  • witness statements
  • external assessments

This Health and Social Care course provides a practical, real-world approach to learning and developing specific knowledge and skills that learners need to work successfully in the care industry.


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Method of assessment

On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress onto Level 3 Health and Social Care or Level 3 Childcare.

Other Information

You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form confirming that you have no criminal convictions that prevent you from working with children or vulnerable adults. It will be administered by the college at the start of the course. The cost is £20 (non-refundable) and you will usually need to provide original copies of a passport and birth certificate - for further information see pages on the Disclosure and Barring Service at www.gov.uk 

Students on a Level 2 Diploma will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade 4 or below at GCSE. Students with Grade 5 and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.
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