BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Health, Care & Early Years



Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


Torfaen Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh first language; or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area to include either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh first language grade.

In a nutshell

You'll gain the underpinning knowledge needed for working in the care sector and develop the fundamental skills needed to bring your knowledge to the required level for a range of careers.

This course is for you if...

... You want to work in health or social care
... You want a regular work placement
... You want a blend of practical and theory learning

What will I be doing?

This course is ideal for learners wanting to work in the health or social care industry, who want to undertake a regular work placement alongside a comprehensive vocational course.

You’ll study two mandatory and four optional units such as:

  • Communication skills
  • Understanding individual needs
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Cultural diversity

You’ll learn through group work, classroom-based learning and a work experience, which is a compulsory part of the programme.

You’ll be assessed through assignments and examinations and you’ll achieve:

What is expected of me?

To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs, Grade D or above, to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language, or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area, to include either GCSE Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language.

Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject, self-motivation and a passion for the health and social care industry. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework/work placement during your own time.

What comes next?

Level 3 Extended Diploma Health and Social Care or employment in the care sector as a care assistant for example.

Additional information

All learners will have to undertake a satisfactory DBS check.

Where can I study BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2?

Torfaen Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change

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