Working in Health, Social Care Sector BTEC Level 2

Working in Health, Social Care Sector BTEC Level 2

Working in Health, Social Care Sector BTEC Level 2

Course outline:

This is a one year intensive course that will help you to gain a qualification that will give you the knowledge, understanding and competency needed when considering employment in the Health,
Social and Early Years sectors. You will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice during work placement. You will be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence which reflects your knowledge and understanding of the units studied.

Course structure

You will learn about subjects such as:

Effective Communication
This unit involves learning about the importance of good communication skills in order to help you develop relationships with people, including patients/service users and their relatives, young people, children, colleagues, managers and other professionals.

Equality and Inclusion in Children and Young People’s Settings
In this unit you will gain an understanding of equality and inclusion as well as learn how to work in an inclusive way.

Activity Provision in Health, Social and Early Years Settings
This is a fun and practical unit which enables you to learn about the importance of providing appropriate activities within the sector as well as enabling you to have the opportunity to plan, run and then evaluate a range of your own activities.

Health and Safety
The aim of this unit is to enable you to explore the knowledge and skills related to health and safety issues, including legislation in health and social care environments, risk assessment and the actions that are necessary to minimise potential hazards and risks.

Additional Information:
As well as studying for this qualification, you will also have the opportunity to re-take English and/or Maths qualifications within your timetable and study from a range of additional optional units such as Child Protection and Safeguarding, Duty of Care in Health and Social Care Sector and Human Life Stages.

Key Facts:

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    Examination Board


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    One year

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    Minimum entry requirements:

    • You should be able to show that you have a standard of literacy,
    numeracy and general education equivalent to five GCSEs at Level 2 or above or
    • You should be able to show that you have undertaken suitable work experience or
    • You have gained a Level 1 or 2 qualification and had excellent attendance and attitude

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    Enrichment opportunities:

    • All students have access to our work placement programme
    • Visiting lecturers and professionals with specific knowledge in this field of work
    • A range of relevant trips throughout the year
    • First Aid training

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    Skills developed:

    • Communication, oral and written
    • Understand the importance of equality and diversity
    • The principles of the care value base

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    • You must achieve this Level 2 qualification plus your English and Maths GCSE. In addition, you will need excellent attenance, attitude and placement reports to progress
    • You could progress onto one of our Level 3 ‘Pathway to …’ programmes
    • BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care (single or triple courses)
    • BTEC Level 3 Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years educator)
    • St Vincent Apprenticeship programme
    • Employment in the Health and Social Care sectors

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    Assessment summary:

    To achieve this qualification you must complete and pass all units

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