This course will enable you to develop skills in caring within the health and social care sector, including communication, individual rights and individual needs, cultural diversity, anatomy and physiology and human lifespan development. Work experience forms a mandatory part of the course. A merit or distinction in the Level 2 Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades A*-D and provides a good basis to go on to further qualifications, such as the BTEC Level 3 Diploma.
Qualification: Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma (NQF)
Level: Level 2
Start Date: 04 September 2017
You will study the following core and mandatory units:
Optional units may include:
2 or more GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above including English language or Level 1 Functional Skills English, or successful completion of a Foundation Level course with functional skills in English and maths. You will need a good reference. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email email@example.com.
All students must undertake work experience in a care/childcare setting as part of this course. Work placement settings require students to obtain a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) enhanced check to demonstrate that they are suitable to work with vulnerable people and/or children.
This course is free for students under 19 years but you will need to pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before you start the course.
Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.
“The teaching is so good on this course. They really help you and if you need to catch up they support you. I did two work placements earlier in the year – one in a nursery and another in a care home, and I was given a part time job as a result. It’s great because you get to practice what you’ve learnt in the classroom.”