Health and Social Care Programme Level 2 | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This one-year course will support your progression on to the T Level in Health here at BTC or provide the knowledge and skills you need to successfully enter the health and care workforce. This programme is aimed at individuals who may not have met the grade requirements for the T Level or who need to develop further skills before starting a T Level programme as those looking to gain experience and knowledge needed for employment in the sector.

This T Level Transition course has been designed specifically by the College to provide an effective step up in knowledge and skills you need to be successful on our T Level programme in Health as well as provide a spring board to employment or an Apprenticeship.

Topics may include:

  • Human growth and development and how care needs change over your lifetime
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion and why this is important in health and care
  • Safeguarding and why this is important in health and care
  • Learning practical skills to perform health and care activities
  • Research and academic development skills in health and care
  • Scientific knowledge and understanding of human biology and how this relates to health
  • GCSE maths, biology, English Language if required to meet T Level entry criteria.

This course is classroom based, but also includes up to 100 hours in the workplace that allows you to practically apply your study of the sector in a range of suitable health and social care settings. This will prepare you for the 45 days that need to be completed on the T Level as well as improving your knowledge and developing key employment skills.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence using a range of assessment methods. These may include assignments, individual research, project work, presentations, in-class tests and exams, practical work in placement and in College.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course you could progress on to the T Level in Health and onwards on to Nursing Degrees at University Centre Somerset or Apprenticeships in health and care or gain employment in the sector.

Course Summary

Course Title Health and Social Care Programme Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 3 range including English Language, maths and science. You will need to demonstrate a desire to work in the health and care sector.
You will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, with no disclosures, as you will complete work
placement in a health or healthcare setting as part of your course.

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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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