BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

WHAT DOES THE SUBJECT INCLUDE?
A BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Diploma is a practical, work – related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.
You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.
 
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?
The course is made up of 8 units – 4 core units that everyone takes -
1.         Communication in health and social care
2.         Individual rights in health and social care
3.         Individual needs in health and social care
4.         Ensuring safe environments in health and social care
 
Four specialist units chosen by the teaching team, the specialist units enable you to study a particular area in more depth.
 
6.         Anatomy and Physiology
7.         Cultural diversity
8.         Human Lifespan Development
9.         Creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care
 
Students are given the opportunity to complete three week block placements at a variety of settings.
 
IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?
If you have a genuine interest in caring for people, this may be the course for you.
 
WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
You will normally be required to have at least one of the following:
·        A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to 4 GCSE’s at D or above.
·        Related work experience
·        Other related Level 1 or 2 qualifications
 
WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I GAIN IF I SUCCESSFULLY
COMPLETE THE COURSE?

BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Health and Social Care
OTHER RELEVANT DETAILS
Units are assessed and graded and there is also an exam.  An overall grade for the qualification is then awarded.
 
HOW MANY HOURS, WEEKS, AND YEARS DOES IT LAST?
This is a one year full time course
 
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
You will need to bring a file and writing materials. You will be given access to library and computer facilities’ including internet access and the course is supported by a number of books.
 
HOW CAN I PREPARE MYSELF BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS?
You could consider the career you have in mind and get together some information to help you to make an informed choice.
 
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
A Level 2 Diploma prepares you for employment in Registered Care Homes, Housing, Community work and the Voluntary sector, also Hospitals and Primary care trusts.
With further training or study such as BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, Certificate in Caring and Apprenticeships in care. Students can go into careers such as social work, residential care management, housing and the probation service
 
ARE THERE ANY EXTRA COSTS?
Full time programmes are free of charge to students and there are no extra examination fees. However students will have to pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which is essential before a work placement can be started.
 
*You may be able to get help with the costs from the College’s Learner Support Fund. More details are available from the Student Services team
 
HOW DO I APPLY/JOIN THIS COURSE?
You can complete the application form online by visiting the College’s website www.nsc.ac.uk. If you have any questions about the application process, you can call the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080 or email admissions@nsc.ac.uk.
 
Once we have received your application, you will be invited to come to one of the College campuses and meet with a member of our teaching team. You can ask any questions you have, usually at this meeting we will offer you a place on the course you have applied for.


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