Health & Social Care Intermediate (Level 2)
This study programme will allow you to gain a broad knowledge, understanding and develop skills in the health and social care sector. The course benefits from exciting, initiative teaching taught by vocational experts.
Duration: 1 Years
- 3 GCSEs at grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths
- Childcare OR Health & Social Care Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills
Duration 2 years
- 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in health and social care.
Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in an early years placement.
- Other relivant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered
During the study programme you will look at all areas of the health and social care sector from children to the elderly. You will also look at different provisions and careers that are within this sector.
- Subject units:
- Human Lifespan Development
- Health and social care values
- Research Project
- Effective communication
- Healthy Living
- Individual rights
- Equality and Diversity
- English and maths:
If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.
- Work experience:
You will undertake placement (one day a week, with block placements) in a range of vocational settings.
- Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills
- Additional vocational learning and qualifications:
You will also have the opportunity to go on an educational trip that will be related to your studies.
Assessment will be through assignments and there will also be TWO external exams.
Health & Social Care BTEC Level 2 Certificate
- English and maths skills
- Work experience
- Personal development skills
- Study skills
- Employability skills
Further study and career options
On successful completion of the study programme at Merit Level you could progress on to Health & Social Care Level 3 or Childcare Level 3. Alternatively, you could progress into employment within health and social care settings, where you can combine further workplace training such as NVQs.
You are expected to be responsible for your own learning and work towards deadlines that have been set. You are expected to be prepared and organised for all your lessons as this will be vital to enable you to achieve. You will be required to pay £46 for required clothing, £20 for books and £54 for any trips/visits, you will also need to pay for your CRB check. If you are aged 16-18, tuition fees, exam fees and College membership are free.
All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance