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Course - BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Health and Social Care (16-18)

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Comments about Course - BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Health and Social Care (16-18) - At the institution - Westminster - Greater London

  • Entry requirements
    Applicants should have a minimum 4 GCSEs grade D-G, preference given to those with English grade D or a merit at level one. All applicants are interviewed by the course tutor and will be assessed to ensure they have the literacy and numeracy skills in order to complete the course. Applicants should bring any records of their previous education, training or work experience to the interview.
  • Course description
    Duration of course:

    One year full-time.

    NB: Day-time programmes of study are available on a full-time basis, or part-time for those in receipt of DSS benefits and needing to satisfy the conditions of availability for work.

    What does it include?

    Four mandatory vocational units:

    - Preparing to give quality care

    - Effective communication skills

    - Practical caring skills

    - Health & Safety

    PLUS two optional vocational units.

    In addition your course contains:

    - Key skills in Information Technology, Communications and Application of Number

    - Careers advice and guidance

    - Visits to health and social care organisations

    - Tutorial support

    - Optional Work Experience

    How is it assessed?

    Assessment is continuous via coursework and external tests.

    Where does it lead?

    The course is designed to introduce 16-19 year-olds to arrange of health & social care careers including: childcare, nursing & midwifery, youth work, social work, care workers support workers etc.

    If students successfully obtain the qualification they may progress to an AS/A2 GCE Health & Social Care (Double Award), NVQ2 or NVQ3 in Early Years Care and Education or other advanced level provision. The course can be used as a stepping-stone into employment. The course is the equivalent of 4 GCSEs grade A-C.

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