Health and Social Care – Level 2 BTEC Diploma
Level: 2 | Duration: 1 Year | Details: September
What is this course about?
This one year Level 2 qualification has been developed in order to equip those wanting to pursue a highly rewarding career within the caring sector with the skills required to ensure you are an asset to prospective employers.
Why choose this course?
Providing help or care to those in need offers a great sense of achievement. Studying towards a health and social care qualification with us is the first step in becoming part of an essential and worthwhile sector. We offer practical experiences throughout your studies, supported by work experience with local employers.
4 GSCEs at grade 9 – 3 including English language and maths.
What will this course lead on to?
Successful completion of this nationally recognised course may lead directly to employment in the caring services e.g. day care, residential or community work. Alternatively you may choose to progress on to a level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma.
What will I learn on this course?
During the course you will study a range of health and social care related subjects including Health and Social Care services, human lifespan and development, individual needs in health and social care. You will also undertake a compulsory work experience within a range of care environments including residential and nursing homes.
Visits to care facilities, raising money for charities, taking part in the college wide enrichment programme.
How will I be assessed?
You will achieve the qualification by completing a range of assignments for each unit. There will also be two external assessments. You must also complete a minimum of 60 hours in placements, supported by our dedicated placement officer.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
You will need to purchase a DBS check at a current cost of £44. There are T-shirts available to purchase at a cost of £7 (costs subject to change for 2021) which should be worn whilst on placement.
Our fantastic simulated ward with manikin patients and an accessible care suite helps students to experience a real work environment. You will be able to carry out many practical elements of the course such as taking blood pressure, checking heart rates and pulse, and practice moving and handling.
What the Riverside College Health and Social Care students say…
“I have really enjoyed this course, the college has a really nice atmosphere and the tutors are all really helpful. We went on placement three times in the year and this helped with my confidence as well as letting me see which part of health and social care I wanted to work in.”
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes