Health and Social Care

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care

This course has been designed to provide education and training for Health and Social Care employees and students.

It gives students the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification. It can be used to gain employment in the Health and Social Care sector or to progress to achieve other vocational qualifications.

Students can develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes which can be used later in working life.

The course is suitable for students wishing to work in the health professions, within social care or working with children in the Early Years sector. It is also recognised by other service sectors.

The course consists of four units which are assessed by assignment tasks, all completed during the two year course. There is an examination in the Human Lifespan development unit which is worth 25% of the overall grade.

There are two compulsory units and two optional units that will be studied across the two year course:

  • Human Lifespan Development (compulsory)
  • Health and Social Care Values (compulsory)
  • Promoting Health and Well-being (optional)
  • Communication in Health and Social Care (optional)

Each unit is assessed on Pass, Merit and Distinction grades, with each grade having a points equivalent. The points then go forward to an overall final grade for the course which will be either; Pass, Merit or Distinction.

For more information please see Mrs Hull