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Level 2 BTEC Certificate in Health & Social Care

  • LEVEL 2

Course Overview

This vocational, work-related course is offered as an Award. You will gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the health and social care sector and develop a range of personal skills and techniques that are essential for successful performance in working life.

This is an ideal course to develop a range of skills and techniques that are essential for you to be successful at working at entry level in the health and social care sector. Learn independent research skills and team working in the care industry.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 23 May 2025

Entry Requirements

Requires four GCSEs, three at grade 3 and one at grade 2, including English or maths and science at grade 3.

Course information

1 Year

Eight units, of which two are externally assessed by examination and six are coursework based with a range of skills being assessed from essay writing, to poster making and verbal communication. The grades in the exam-based units are essential to the overall grade of the course and students cannot complete the course at a Level 2 (GCSE Level) unless they achieve a Level 2 grade in the exams.

Level 2 EDEXCEL BTEC First Certificate in Health and Social Care

During your two years of study you will undertake a work placement. You will also hear from a variety of industry speakers, visit careers’ fairs and attend workshops, trips and visits.

Level 3 vocational program or an apprenticeship

Level 2