Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Professions Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The duration of this course is 11-13 weeks.

This qualification is aimed at learners wishing to develop skills in Health andSocial Care and may wish to go onto further study or work in this area.


Unit 1

Individual Rights and Responsibilities

Section 1 Understand their individual rights

Section 2 Understand their individual responsibilities

Unit 2

Identify and Cultural Diversity

Section 1 Understand the meanings of the terms social diversity and inclusion

Section 2 Understand equality, discrimination and prejudice

Section 3 Understand the diversity of communities

Unit 3

Time Management

Section 1 Know how he/she spends his/her time

Section 2 Understand time management

Section 3 Know how to use time management as a way of reducing stress

Unit 4

Research Skills for Academic Study

Section 1 Understand how to plan research on a given topic

Section 2 Assess the reliability of a range of different types of information sources

Section 3 Know how to utilise information to inform own writing

Section 4 Utilise information to inform own writing


Unit 1

Ethnical Issues in Health Care

Section 1 Understand the concept of ethics as it relates to health and social care professions

Section 2 Understand a number of ethical issues in health care

Section 3 Understand the complexity of factors involved in ethnical issues

Unit 2

Introduction to a Healthy Lifestyle

Section 1 Know what contributes to a healthy lifestyle

Section 2 Know how activities contribute to a healthy lifestyle

Section 3 Know what contributes to an unhealthy lifestyle

Section 4 Know how to develop a personal healthy lifestyle plan

Unit 3

Introduction to Physical Disability

Section 1 Know the importance of a person centred approach when working with individuals with a physical disability

Section 2 Know the main causes of physical disability

Section 3 Know how the challenges of living with a physical disability can be addressed

Unit 4

Introduction to Mental Health

Section 1 Know the importance of a person centred approach when working with individuals with mental health problems

Section 2 Know the main factors that can cause mental health problems

Section 3 Understand the importance of effective communication with individuals who have mental health problems

Unit 5

Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

Section 1 Know how to recognise signs of abuse

Section 2 Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse

Section 3 Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse

Section 4 Understand the ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse

Section 5 Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices

Unit 6

Preparing for a Career in Health and Social Care Professions

Section 1 Know about the career structure and job opportunities in an identified health or social care profession

Section 2 Know how to prepare for a career in an identified health or social care profession

Assessment Methods

Assessments are due at the end of each unit.  Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence learning.  A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Course Summary

Course Title Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Professions Distance Learning Level 2
Entry Requirements

Eligibility for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning courses:

  • Learners must be aged 19 years old or over as of 31 August in the current
    academic year.

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a postal code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley,
    Greater London Authority (GLA), West Yorkshire Combined Authority, West

  • If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any
    subject (i.e QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three.
    AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ
    Intermediate, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).

  • If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the

Attendance Requirements As a Distance Learning course, there is no need to attend College. For further information or advice, please contact the Distance Learning team:01823 366612 distancelearningteam@btc.ac.uk
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The staff have been very supportive they will do anything to help whether it be staying late or putting in 100% to make the lessons more suited to you. The staff have backgrounds in the specific course in which you want to take which helps to get another person’s view on what it’s like to work in the sector and also the course covers all areas of the subject and there is nothing that isn’t covered within the syllabus and modules.

Lauren Pierce - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

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