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

Course Overview

This course offers an introduction into the health and social care sector and supports an exit to employment or an apprenticeship at the end of the course. This course covers some of the essentials of working in the care sector so is a great steppingstone into employment. You will also complete 100 hours of placement so will gain the skills and knowledge to look after adults within care in a variety of settings.

You will cover all aspects of care including:

  • Human growth and development
  • Working in health and social care
  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Communication in health and social care
  • Creative activities in health and social care
  • Common care disorders.

Assessment Methods

This course is classroom based with a work placement to support your learning. The 100 hours of placements in health and social care related settings provide the opportunity to observe professional practice in action and gain valuable employability skills and make links with employers. Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence using a range of assessment methods. These may include assignments, individual research, project work, presentations, and written assignments. You will also continue to study maths and English as part of your programme if you do not have a grade 4, alongside employability skills.

Progression Options

On successful completion of this course, and subject to meeting progression criteria and GCSE grades, you could apply to study a Level 3 or T Level course within the College. Alternatively, you could find employment or secure an Apprenticeship.

Course Summary

Course Title Health and Social Care Certificate Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need 5 GCSEs in the 9 to 3 range including English, maths and science, or other equivalent qualifications. Entry is also subject to a successful interview and induction. You also require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check with no disclosures as you will be undertaking placement in a health and social care or early years setting over the year.

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Spotlight

My tutors have helped me think about my future and whether I want to progress to the Level 3 qualification or start an Apprenticeship at Musgrove Park Hospital. Either option leads me to university and becoming a fully qualified paediatric nurse.

Emily Hendrie

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