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Health and Social Care

Level 2 BTEC First Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

Full Time

Course Overview

Course Content

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Communication and individual rights within the health and social care sectors
  • Individual needs within the health and social care sectors
  • Vocational experience in a health and social care setting
  • Human lifespan development
  • The impact of diet on health within the health and social care sectors


Optional units include health care for children, older service users, disabilities, first aid, nutrition and creative activities.

Students will be expected to attend and complete block placements in an area of health and social care and will have the opportunity to upgrade GCSE results.

Entry Requirement

4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English and Maths. 

It is a requirement of the course for all students to have a successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to enable them to undertake the work placement.


The course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local businesses wherever possible.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route onto a Level 3 course, students should aim for a merit or distinction grade to ensure progression. Students will be expected to upgrade their GCSEs (where applicable) if they wish to progress.

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Course Outline

Course Code: PF47
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 10/09/2018
Duration: 1 Year
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