Skills Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 2 Certificate

HS5052MT

About the course

If you work in Health and Social Care and want to develop your career prospects, this course is for you. It gives you a good understanding of the industry and the type of careers available, for example working in nursing homes and residential care.

There are no formal entry requirements, but it would be an advantage to have a Level 1 qualification in a related subject or equivalent experience (e.g. work experience as a Health Care Assistant). You will need to pass an online assessment and a written test.

The course provides a broad overview of Health and Social Care in a social and professional context.

You will study 8 units, including Introduction to Communication in Health and Social Care, Equality and Diversity, The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker, and Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care.

Assessment is by coursework.

Following this course, you can progress to a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Social Care, or related field.

You can also use this qualification to help you start a career in Social Care, or progress to a more responsible position in your current employment.

I would encourage others who want to study again, but feel afraid, to do it

Ivone Bailes

Ivone Bailes

Studied: Diploma in Health and Social Care

Now working as a Senior Nursing Assistant at Guy’s Hospital

Ivone was working as a chef in London and caring for her husband. At the age of 49, Ivone decided that she wanted to return to education and work in the health care sector.

Last year she enrolled on a Diploma in Health and Social Care at the College’s Centre for Health, Social and Child Care. Now she is working as a Senior Nursing Assistant at Guy’s Hospital.

She said: “The decision to come back to the College was completely life changing and the best I have ever made. I had lost my confidence and did not think at my age that I would get another chance to work in the health care profession. I am so happy and I would encourage others who want to study again, but feel afraid, to do it.”

Course information

Start date
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11 September 2017

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Course level
Level 2
Course code
HS6036U17
Start date
11/09/17
End date
07/02/18
Centre
Health, Social and Child Care
Class Type
Part Time
Unfunded
Tuition
£811.00
Fully Funded
Tuition
FREE
Co-Funded
Tuition
£588.00
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