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 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 before starting a T level programme or programme as well 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.

You may cover aspects of health, care and science including:

  • 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, care and science activities
  • Research and academic development skills in health, care and science
  • Scientific knowledge and understanding of human biology, chemistry and physics and how this relates to health and science.
  • GCSE maths, biology, English Language if required to meet T level entry criteria

This course is classroom based, but also includes 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 as well as meeting the grade and GCSE requirements, you could progress on to the T Level in Health (Nursing) and onwards on to Nursing Degrees at University Centre Somerset or apprenticeships in health and care.

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 science 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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