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Study Programme - Health and Social Care Level 2

Wakefield College

Margaret Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2DH

National Award (BTEC)
Level 2
59448-2
Health, Public Services and Care

Course Summary

This Health and Social Care study programmes provide the knowledge needed when working in a health and social care environments, caring for young people, adults, and the elderly.

The programme covers a wide range of areas including; supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.

Level 3 learners will be in a work placement for one day each week. Being in a placement will give learners the opportunity to gain experience in a real work environment; putting into practice what has been learned in the classroom. Placements can range from attending care homes, schools, charities and nurseries.

Level 2 learners will have placement experience in either care homes, charity organisations or day care settings, when tutors consider that learners are placement ready and can work professionally.

Level 1 learners will visit care settings with their tutor, to gain an understanding of the skills and professional behaviours required when working in the care industry. The average salary you could expect to earn working in the

Health and Social Care sector is from the minimum wage for a care assistant up to £30,000 for a setting manager.

Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.


Course Details

What you will study:

Level 1

• Development through Play

• Equality and Diversity

• Safeguarding

• Human Growth and Development

• Effective Communication

Level 2

• Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

• Human Growth and Development

• Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

• Communication in Health and Social Care

• Working in Health and Social Care

Level 3

• Equality, Diversity and Rights

• Reflective Practice

• Empowerment in Health and Social Care

• Anatomy and Physiology

• Research Skills for Health

• Human Growth and Development

• Safeguarding

• Infection Prevention and Control

• Psychological Perspectives

• Working in Health and Social Care

• Personal and Professional Development

Level 3 Technical Certificate

• Equality, Diversity and Rights

• Reflective Practice

• Empowerment in Health and Social Care

• Anatomy and Physiology (exam)

• Research Skills for Health

• Human Growth and Development

• Safeguarding

• Infection Prevention and Control

• Psychological Perspectives

• Working in Health and Social Care

• Personal and Professional Development

Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade 9-4 in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable.


How will it be delivered?

At levels 1, 2 and 3 you will be assessed by a range of methods including oral questioning, portfolio building, posters, written assignments and practical tasks.

For the level 3 courses you will achieve a certificate in the first year and if you progress to the second year you will achieve the Extended Diploma.

For the Level 3 Extended Diploma, learners will have to pass two 5,000 word external assessments.

For the Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma, learners will also have to pass two 5,000 word controlled assessments and an exam.


Entry requirements

Level 1

3 GCSEs 9-1

Level 2

4 GCSEs 9-3 OR Relevant Level 1 at Merit grade plus English and maths 9-3

Level 3

5 GCSEs 9-4, including English and maths. OR a relevant Level 2 course plus English and maths grades 9-4

Level 3 Technical Certificate

Technical Certificate 5 GCSEs 9-4 in English, Maths and Science.

OR a relevant Level 2 plus English, maths and science grades 9-4.


Your next steps...

Further Study

On completion with the appropriate pass and English and maths grades you can progress through the levels. For example learners completing level 1, who follow college rules, attend above 95% and are progressing in maths and English will be offered a place on level 2.

After Level 3 previous students have progressed to University to undertake degrees in health and social care related topics such as: Adult, Child and Mental Health Nursing, Psychology, Health and Well-being, Criminology, Youth and family working, Social work, Diagnostic Radiography, Midwifery, Nursing, Community Development, Operating Department Practitioner and Podiatry.

Wakefield College offers a FdSc Health and Wellbeing and BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing (Top-up).


Career Oppotunities

This study programme may support progression into a wide range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including:

Care Support Workers in residential settings, Healthcare Assistants in Community, Primary Care and Acute Health Environments, Care Support Workers in Domiciliary Services, Care within Supported Living or Day Services Community-Based Support Workers, Nursing Associate roles and apprenticeship roles in dental nursing, pharmacy and social work.


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