Health & Social Care - Course Details
BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Health and Social Care
This qualification is the equivalent to 2 GCSE’s and can be continued at National Diploma /A Level in Sixth Form.
What is the BTEC First Certificate in Health and Social care and What do I need to know or be able to do before taking this course?
This work related qualification is designed to provide you with a choice of routes into Further Education, University or Employment.
You do not need to have studied Health and Social Care before starting the course. It is important that you have,
· an enquiring mind,
· an interest in Health and Social Care,
· a willingness to explore new ideas and
· an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.
Why should I study this subject?
· Gain knowledge and understanding about Health, Social Care and Early Years services and how they operate.
· Have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way.
· Enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to your life and experiences.
· Gain confidence by developing independent learning skills
· Develop key skills which are highly valued by employers and Further Education
· Be able to move onto a related career or higher education course.
What will I learn?
The course consists of the following: 2 mandatory, 2 core units (Compulsory) and 4 optional units.
Core Units/Mandatory Units
Unit 1- Human Lifespan Development (Exam)
Unit 2- Health and Social Care Values
Unit 3- Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
Unit 9- Healthy Living (Exam)
Optional Specialist Units
Unit 4- Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing
Unit 5- Promoting 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 10- Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders
Unit 12- Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care
How will I be assessed?
The total mark for the course consists of 75% coursework and 25% external exams
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