Level 2 in Health & Social Care

Cambridge Regional College
Course summary
Professional Training
1 Year
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Course description

With the demographics in the UK changing rapidly and the population living longer, the Health and Social Care sectors will experience huge growth over the next few years. The BTEC Extended Certificate offers students a broad and in-depth foundation to progress to the modern workplace or further studies.

Learners will benefit from gaining a number of mandatory units as well as a range of specialist units.

Units of study include:

•  Communication in Health and Social Care
•  Individual rights in Health and Social Care
•  Individual needs in Health and Social Care
•  Ensuring safe environments in Health and Social Care
•  Cultural diversity in Health and Social Care
•  Anatomy and physiology for Health and Social Care
•  Creative therapeutic activities in Health and Social Care
•  The impact of diet on health

This is a full-time 1 year course. You will spend 3 days per week in College, one study day and you will be expected to undertake a minimum of 35 hours mandatory work experience on the other day.

In addition to the main vocational qualification, learners will be required to study an English and Maths programme tailored to their individual needs.

There will be a cost to students of £120 which includes a security check (DBS) and course materials, 19+ fees apply.

After enrolment on the programme you will have to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). Due to the work experience requirements it is not possible to complete the course without satisfactory clearance.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The BTEC Extended Certificate has units which are internally assessed by your tutor and two units that are set and marked externally (1 hour exams). Internal units are assessed using a range of methods which could include written assignments or tasks, such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams and presentations.

The qualification is graded pass, merit or distinction and all assessment criteria for a pass at a minimum must be achieved.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Level: 2

Continuing Studies

Successful completion of the BTEC Extended Certificate  will enable you to progress on to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care. Alternatively you could apply for any level 3 course (subject to specific course requirements). You may also seek employment in the Health and Social Care sector as an assistant, in a non-supervisory role.

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Cambridge Regional College

Our mission is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Regional College is the largest further education college in the East of England...

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Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2QT Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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