Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care - Sandwell College

Full Time

BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

Extended Certificate

1 year

Central Campus


Course summary

This BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care course will give you a good understanding of the core elements of working in the health and social care sector and prepare you for either employment or advancement to a Level 3 qualification.

Course requirements

You’ll need GCSE Maths and English at Grade 3 or Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 1. A criminal records check is needed for you to attend work placements for all Level 2 and Level 3 courses.

This BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification is widely recognised by employers. Some of the units you will study include safeguarding, communication, and care values. You will also complete a block placement of 1-2 weeks in a health and social care setting which we will help you to arrange.

We are dedicated to enriching your experience here at Sandwell College with a range of opportunities. We have strong links with local employers including hospitals and local authorities, who frequently visit the college to provide learners with a unique insight into careers in the sector. We also visit settings with learners to give them a first-hand experience of life working in health and social care. We take learners to The Care Show at Birmingham NEC every year as well as numerous university events.

This Level 2 BTEC First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is assessed solely by coursework.

Once you've successfully completed the BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care qualification, you can advance to a Level 3 qualification or go into employment.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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