Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2

- Edexcel

Level 2

Who is this course for?

This one-year full-time programme is designed for 16-18 year-old learners and school leavers.

Formal Entry Requirements

You will need 2 GCSE passes at grades A-C. You are required to include English, or an equivalent qualification, which will be discussed at interview. All learners will be required to complete an initial assessment prior to the formal interview.
A police check will be required as you will be expected to successfully complete a period of vocational experience in an appropriate health and social care setting. A uniform is required and will need to be purchased. Funding may be available for the CRB and uniform dependent on individual circumstances.

What does the course involve?

Modules will include communication, individual rights, lifespan and diet. Functional Skills is also a major feature of this programme and is compulsory.

Enrichment activities

Enrichment classes form an important part of the course and these include trips and visits, fundraising activities and the opportunity to gain extra qualifications in creative crafts and drugs awareness, healthy eating and helping skills.

How will I be assessed?

There are no examinations on this programme as all your work is assessed by coursework which comprises of written work, presentations, role play and practical observations.

Where can I go next?

The BTEC Level 2 First Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs and may allow for opportunity to progress to the Level 3 BTEC National Diploma, which could lead to university to study a variety of health and social care programmes such as nursing, occupational therapy, dietetics, midwifery, health studies, social work, complementary therapies and radiography. The course will also prepare you for a junior position in a variety of health and social care settings.