Course Details

School Leavers 16+ Study Programmes – Health & Social Care

Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

We honour the importance of a realistic balance between the focus on both your educational development and industry experience. Your studies will equip you for a possible business career  and provide you with the potential to apply to a range of Universities.


1 year

Entry Requirements
To be considered for this course, you will need 4 GCSE’s at A*‐G

Recognised qualifications

  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care – worth up to 3 GCSE’s, and will facilitate entrance to Level 3 study or progression to employment.
  • GCSE English and/or Maths ‐ For those who just miss out on a C grade in English and/or Mathematics, we provide tuition to retake these all important qualifications. Essential for those that want to move on to University.
  • Functional skills level 2 in English and/or Maths – For those that missed out on GCSE English and/or Mathematics, functional skills may be the best route for progression.

The curriculum
As part of the curriculum, the NQF Level 2 BTEC Firsts in Health & Social Care is traditionally made up of a series of units, including:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health & Social Care Values
  • Effective Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Healthy Living
  • Promoting Health & Wellbeing
  • The Impact of Nutrition on Health & Wellbeing
  • Equality & Diversity in Health & Social Care

Where you can study

You can study this course at the following locations:
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Start Date
September 2017

Course Type

Course Duration
1 Year

Various - see map

BTEC Level 2 1st in Health & Social Care

16-18 Free

Entry Requirements
4 GCSE A*– G

Course progression
Access to further study at Level 3, including advanced apprenticeships and study programmes

Career Opportunities
Assistant practitioner, care worker, social care worker, outreach worker

Further Information
Course enquiry line
01753 362248