Course overviewThe BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care course is designed to give you the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills that you will need to prepare for employment within a wide range of caring services. It also provides you with the opportunity to potentially progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. The Level 2 course takes one year to complete. You will learn about many aspects of caring for others and may have the opportunity to carry out a week’s work experience within a care setting towards the end of your course. This will enable you to put the learning you have gained in the classroom into practice in a relevant workplace. Modules include: health and social care values, effective communications, healthy living, impact of nutrition on health, human body systems and care of disorders, creative and therapeutic activities in a health and social care setting.
The study programme will also incorporate a range of work related experience activities to ensure that you have the breadth of skills required to progress to further/higher education, employment or an apprenticeship.
Alongside your course you will study maths and/or English to improve your skills in these vital subjects by attending structured weekly sessions as part of your timetable. Maths and English development is also integrated in practical assignments.
What else do I need to know?You will be supported on your course by a personal tutor who will meet with you regularly to discuss your targets. Throughout your course there will also be opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities and organised trips that will support your learning. Many of our resources can be accessed both at college and from home using our intranet service and we also have a well-equipped Learning Resources Centre. You will be required to complete 70 hours placement within a Health & Social Care setting.
You will also need to complete a DBS check to ensure that you are suitable to work with vulnerable individuals.
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What financial support is on offer?
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
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