BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care

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General information

This course helps you to develop the knowledge and communication skills required by care professionals. It is the same level as GCSE. All assessment is by coursework and support is provided to help you to succeed.

Course content

The course consists of eight units - four core units:

  • Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Individual rights in Health & Social Care Sector
  • Individual needs in Health & Social Care
  • Ensuring safe environments in Health & Social Care

There are also four specialist units from the following list:

  • Vocational Experience in a Health or Social Care Setting
  • Cultural Diversity in Health & Social Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Social Care
  • Human…

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General information

This course helps you to develop the knowledge and communication skills required by care professionals. It is the same level as GCSE. All assessment is by coursework and support is provided to help you to succeed.

Course content

The course consists of eight units - four core units:

  • Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Individual rights in Health & Social Care Sector
  • Individual needs in Health & Social Care
  • Ensuring safe environments in Health & Social Care

There are also four specialist units from the following list:

  • Vocational Experience in a Health or Social Care Setting
  • Cultural Diversity in Health & Social Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Social Care
  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Creative & Therapeutic Activities in Health & Social Care
  • Health & Social Care Services
  • The Impact of Diet on Health

Functional skills at level 2 for English will also be studied. Note: course content is subject to change in 2012, but these changes will be added as soon as we have the information available.

Teaching and assessment

All assessment is through coursework. Units are assessed by the completion of projects, assignments or presentations. Units are also graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. You will be required to complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. Methods of teaching include, role plays, discussions, peer/groupwork, written and practical exercises. You are required to attend one day per week of work experience. (Assessment may change when the examining board update this course in 2012.)

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs, grades A*- D or equivalent, or Foundation Learning qualification of at least 37 credits with Functional Skills English at Level 1.

CRB clearance & suitable reference

Additional course costs

You are required to buy two textbooks and fund your CRB check.

Progression

90 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care or employment/training.

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