Health and Social Care Extended Certificate Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course offers an interesting opportunity for anyone who would like to work in the care sector or wishes to progress to a Level 3 qualification. You will be looking at the skills needed to look after adults within care in a variety of settings.

You will cover all aspects of care including:

  • Human lifespan development
  • Health and social care values
  • Healthy living
  • Human body systems and care of disorders
  • Creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care

This course is mainly classroom-based, with exciting opportunities to experience a range of care settings to prepare you for working in the sector.

The course also offers you the opportunity to gain experience of different client groups through placements during the course. You will visit care homes and develop activities to engage residents. Students develop team building skills through practical workshops both in College and on exciting trips which help focus on individual aspects of their course.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through examinations, assignments and observations.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course at merit level with English and Maths at grade 4or above, you could choose to progress to the Level 3 Health & Social Care qualification. Alternatively you could progress into the workplace, as a Care Assistant, Support Worker or Healthcare Assistant, or to progress on to an Apprenticeship.

Course Summary

Course Title Health and Social Care Extended Certificate Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range including English and Maths. It is
important that you have a good level of spoken and written English. You will be
required to attend an interview and provide references. A DBS certificate is
essential before placement.

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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