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Health & Social Care Intermediate (Level 2)

This study programme will allow you to gain a broad knowledge, understanding and develop skills in the health and social care sector. The course benefits from exciting, initiative teaching taught by vocational experts.

Entry requirements

Duration: 1 Years 

  • 3 GCSEs at grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths 
OR
  • Childcare OR Health & Social Care Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration 2 years

  • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-1 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in health and social care. 
  • Other relivant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered
Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in an early years placement. 


Course content

During the study programme you will look at all areas of the health and social care sector from children to the elderly. You will also look at different provisions and careers that are within this sector.

  • Subject units:
    • Human Lifespan Development
    • Health and social care values
    • Research Project
    • Effective communication
    • Healthy Living
    • Individual rights
    • Equality and Diversity
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience: 
    You will undertake placement (one day a week, with block placements) in a range of vocational settings.
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications: 
    You will also have the opportunity to go on an educational trip that will be related to your studies.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be through assignments and there will also be TWO external exams.

Qualifications

Health & Social Care BTEC Level 2 Certificate

Plus:

  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the study programme at Merit Level you could progress on to Health & Social Care Level 3 or Childcare Level 3. Alternatively, you could progress into employment within health and social care settings, where you can combine further workplace training such as NVQs.

Additional information

You are expected to be responsible for your own learning and work towards deadlines that have been set. You are expected to be prepared and organised for all your lessons as this will be vital to enable you to achieve. You will be required to pay £46 for required clothing, £20 for books and £54 for any trips/visits, you will also need to pay for your CRB check. If you are aged 16-18, tuition fees, exam fees and College membership are free.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance

Course information & how to book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 11/09/2017 Launch our fee calculator Free for most people.
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Cauldwell Street K639

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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