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Health & Social Care

First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (Level 2) Programme.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    Four GSCEs (any subjects) at grades D-E (one of which must be a related subject) or successful completion of a Level 1 substantial qualification in a related subject plus an initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English and mathematical ability a satisfactory reference and a substantial qualification in a related subject.

    Assessment Method

    Internal assessed assignments and exam based external assessments.

    Aims of the course

    The aims of all qualifications in the BTEC First suite in Health and Social Care are to: - Inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the Health and Social Care sector - Give learners the opportunity to gain broad knowledge and understanding of and develop skills in the Health and Social Care sector - Support progression to specialised Level 3 vocational or academic health and social care course or an apprenticeship or more broadly progression to qualifications in other sectors such as early years - Give learners the potential opportunity in due course to enter employment in a range of junior jobs roles across the health and social care sector Specific aims of the BTEC First Certificate in Health and Social Care are to: - Add breadth to learners' knowledge and understanding of the Health and Social Care sector as part of their career progression and development plans - Support learners who have had some achievement in their Key Stage 4 programme and who wish to 'top up' their Level 2 achievement to progress to employment or other qualifications.

    Progression Opportunities

    Having successfully completed the course you can progress to Level 3 and after further study you may choose to work in the adult social care sector or move into specialist health and care professions.


    Learning will take place in classrooms.

    Career Options

    What can I earn in the Health and Social care industry? When you're deciding what to study post-16 it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you study for a vocational qualification in Health and Social care you'll be starting on a career path with lots of opportunity for progression and a good salary in your sights. If you're interested in a career in the Health and Social Care industry we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our tiered qualifications are industry-accepted and government-recognised and many include valuable work experience giving you the confidence and skills you need to succeed in this sector.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 35 weeks
Start Date 02/09/2024
End Date 20/06/2025
Course Code 3HCAB9S0


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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 633
24+ Please Enquire
International £9,000
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