Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||FLR2DHS (2324)|
Who is it for?
The BTEC Level 2 Diploma is a broad based course which offers a focused qualification for school leavers who wish to follow a programme of study that can be directly related to work experience and/or to an aspect of employment that they are in or wish to move into. The BTEC Level 2 Diploma offers you pathways into employment, further education and higher education. It can lead you to junior level positions in a wide variety of career areas, including care homes, nursing, occupational therapy, chiropody, social and community work and counselling. You will acquire skills and knowledge which are transferable and will enable you to meet changing circumstances with confidence. A Merit on the programme will enable you to apply for the BTEC Extended Diploma in Heath & Social Care and follow a career pathway into higher education and employment. You can apply for employment in Health & Social Care and then follow the NVQ pathway. You can apply for work based training in Health & Social Care, Childcare and other subject areas. Work Experience: This is an important part of the programme. You will have the opportunity to undertake two week experience placements in Health and/or Social Care settings. A minimum of 30 hours work experience is expected.
You need to have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English Language and maths, or a level 1 qualification in Health and Social Care or Childcare plus a minimum of a grade 3 in English language and maths. You will need to complete a DBS check within the first 6 weeks of the course as you will be required to complete a work placement.
The College is a registered body under the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and will enable students to apply for a Disclosure check.
If you are applying for a place you need to be willing to discuss previous convictions, reprimands, cautions or final warnings prior to enrolling on the course. This will allow us to provide you with appropriate information, advice and guidance on an individual basis.
What does the course involve?
A career in Health & Social Care could enable you to truly make significant differences in the lives of clients and their families. You will be working with lots of different people every day and this course could lead to a huge range of careers in the sector.
Our expert and experienced teachers will support you through your studies and the courses are suitable for school leavers or as a progression route. You need to be a thoughtful and caring person with good literacy and numeracy skills. You will undertake work experience in a placement setting to prepare you for the world of work.
You will study a range of units that will develop your knowledge and understanding of the services within the care industry and introduce you to the career opportunities available.
You will study:
- Individual rights
- First Aid
- Human lifespan and development
You will be expected to study GCSE English and Maths if you have not already achieved grade 4 or above.
How is the course assessed?
There are two exams on the course - all other assessments are internally assessed. Internal assessment could include coursework, role play, discussion, posters and optional work experience.
Upon the successful completion and a Merit profile on this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care.
You will also get the opportunity to undertake work placements in a variety of care settings.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care
I chose to study a Foundation degree in Health at Shrewsbury Colleges Group as I could study alongside my job at the time (in social work). I found the course manageable and worked hard to fit the work around my job/life. My tutors were super supportive as I was an adult learner returning to studying for the first time since school and things have moved on a bit since that time! I used the FD as a stepping stone to progress into a full degree in Health Studies at university and the skills learned enabled me to attain a first in my degree. I am now the co-owner of a business related to the health sector and have a great work/ life balance. I would recommend the course to potential students, young and old as I am not an academic person but was prepared to put the work in and it paid off for me.
Chloe Ann Manley
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: The Priory School
I’m the regional district cadet of the year for St John Ambulance and what that means is that I have quite a lot of clinical experience, as well as a lot of skills that I’ve acquired through just talking to people. When my tutor found out about my volunteering, she encouraged me to enter the WorldSkills Show to show my transferrable skills and work on my personal development.
Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy
I really enjoyed my placement at The Column Nursery. The staff there were very friendly and approachable. This placement has allowed me to develop my skills with younger children, which I think will help me whilst working towards my future career. I definitely recommend working with The Column Nursery.
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