BTEC Level 2 Health & Social Care


Are you a caring person? Do you find yourself looking after others? Would you like to have a warm and rewarding career in health and social care? This Level 2 qualification is a one year full time course for people who wish to expand their knowledge of the Health and Social Care industry.

A health and social care qualification can open the door to many different job roles including care worker, youth worker, health care assistant or in an organisation working with children and adults who have special needs. The qualification can also help you to progress on to Level 3 study and then university.

The health and social care industry is rapidly changing, with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile. These developments mean that it is more important than ever that well-qualified, experienced people enter the industry to meet this demand.

This course will give you theory needed in class to then undertake a college arranged placement. These two aspects of study will then fully prepare you for employment if wish to take those steps.

H&SC
  • Who Is This Course For?

    BTEC Level 2 in Health and Social Care is for students who are progressing from year 11 with fewer than 5 GCSE’s. Students interested in a health or social care based career should consider this course.

  • Course Details:

    Award (1 block worth 1 GCSE)

    • Unit 1- Human Lifespan Development (Exam)
    • Unit 2- Health and Social Care Values
    • Unit 3- Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
    • Unit 4- Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing

    Diploma (3 blocks worth 4 GCSEs)

    • Unit 1- Human Lifespan development (Exam)
    • Unit 2- Health and Social Care Values
    • Unit 3- Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
    • Unit 4- Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing
    • Unit 6- The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing
    • Unit 7- Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care
    • Unit 8- Individual Rights in Health and Social Care
    • Unit 9- Healthy Living (Exam)
    • Unit 15- Carrying Out a Research Project in Health and Social Care
    • Unit 16- Vocational Experience in Health and Social Care (Includes two weeks on work experience)
    • Unit 18- Child Development and Observation
    • Unit 20- Understanding Disability

    The Health and Social Care department has three dedicated teaching rooms in the Ash building. Text books are provided to use in class time which students are expected to use productively to complete their assignments. The Health and Social Care staff have a variety of different specialisms and this determines which units of the course they teach.

    The department has helped students achieve a good grade in a GCSE to help them on their chosen career path.

  • Progression:

    Students who successfully pass their single level two year at Wyke can look to progress onto level three at the College or use their qualifications to access another course, apprenticeship or employment opportunity offered by another provider.

    This course contributes to the five A*- C grades needed to study level 3 courses such as BTEC level 3 Health and Social Care, however you must achieve at least a merit grade and have English at 4/C to progress onto the level 3 Certificate or Subsidiary Health and Social Care courses here at Wyke .