This course is ideal for people who are interested in a career in the health and social care sector. This could include caring for elderly people in a care home, working with adults or children with learning disabilities or helping people recover from illness or injury in a hospital or care centre.
This could include caring for the elderly in a care home, working with adults or children with disabilities or helping people recover from illness or injury in a hospital or care centre.
It offers an insight into health and social care and provides the opportunity to develop the skills, qualities, values and experience that will help prepare you for further study or employment in this area.
The BTEC First Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 consists of two core units, two mandatory units and five specialist units.
The core units are:
4 GCSEs at A*- D (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language.
This course is assessed by mainly coursework and two exams. Assessment methods include written assignments, worksheets, role plays, practical assessments, observations, photographic records and workbooks. Please note that there will be a charge for any retake of examinations.
Successful completion of this course, good attendance and punctuality along with tutor recommendation can lead to one of our Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Diploma courses or other Level 3 courses. We expect students to be aiming for at least a merit grade at Level 2 to support good progression to Level 3.
The health and social care sector offers an extensive choice of careers. Future employment opportunities could include working as a health care assistant, home carer, care assistant or in other support service roles. Students can also apply for The Sheffield College Apprenticeship programmes in areas such as Hospital Care or Childcare.
Staff and Facilities:
At the Sheffield College you will learn from highly qualified staff with a range of academic and health and social care work related backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong partnerships with local health and social care employers. The Sheffield College has excellent facilities for our health and social care students, which include well-equipped learning areas, and also has a mock ward at City Campus.
Will the course suit me?
An ideal person for this course is one who is interested in caring for vulnerable people of all ages and abilities in a care capacity. It is an advantage to be a patient person who enjoys helping people.
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required for students going on work placements and will be carried out at the start of the course. Students will need to pay for this and the cost is £44. (Please be aware that this may change.)