Health and Social Care - Level 2

Course Code: SE1FE379

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
02/09/2019Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

Develop the skills and knowledge needed to work as a health and social care professional with this 1-year level 2 programme. It combines academic tuition with the opportunity to develop your practical skills through a 35-hour work placement. You can also improve your maths and English to the level required by the sector and for further study. The programme has been co-created with our partner employers and is delivered by industry specialists to improve your employability. After successfully completing the course, you can either pursue your career as a health and social professional or continue to level 3 and eventually degree-level study.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply for this course you need to have a minimum of a GCSE grade 2/3 in English or Maths or a L1/L2 Functional skills In Maths and English. You will also need to have a clear DBS as this is a requirement to undertake your work placement.

If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will spend 3 days a week at College and 1 day a week on work placement in a health or social care setting.

At College, teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided. Your timetable will also include time spent with teaching staff to support you in completing your written assessments.

When you start the course we will assign you a progress tutor who will support you throughout your time here. Their role is to help you in setting academic and personal targets, identifying career plans, developing employability skills and monitoring your progress to make sure you realise your full potential.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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