BTEC First Health & Social Care Extended Certificate/Diploma in Level 2
Faculty: Science Examination Board/website: Edexcel
This BTEC Extended Certificate is taught over 360 guided learning hours (GLH). It is equivalent to 3 GCSEs. It has core, mandatory and optional specialist units. Learners must complete the two core units, the two additional mandatory units, and a choice of optional specialist units to reach a total of 360 GLH.
Skills required to be successful in this course :
BTEC Firsts give learners opportunities to develop personal, learning and thinking skills
(PLTS) within a sector-related context. It provides further opportunity to enhance and reinforce skills in English and mathematics in naturally occurring, relevant, work-related contexts.
The BTEC qualifications also help learners to develop their employment skills (self-management, team-working and business awareness, problem solving, communication, basic literacy and numeracy, a positive attitude to work, and the use of IT) throughout the units covered in the course.
Goes well with - GCSE English, Maths or Science, Deaf awareness and Listening skills
Pathways /Career/ further study possibilities, using this subject:
The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for level 2 learners to progress to:
level 3 vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals, specifically the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care (QCF) or the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National in Children’s Play, Learning and Development
academic qualifications, such as GCE in Health and Social Care, or Design and Technology: Food Technology
employment within the health and social care sector, in due course, such as junior roles, or as an apprentice
With further training or study, students go into careers such as social work, residential care management, housing and the probation service. If you want to get a job straight away you could work in:
- Registered Care Homes
- Community work and the Voluntary Sector
- Hospitals and Primary Care Trusts