What's covered?

This vocational, work-related course is offered as an Award. You 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.

What do you need?

A minimum of 4 grade 3 GCSEs and 1 grade 2 GCSE which must include Maths or English at grade 3. Or a Pass in a Level 2 BTEC/OCR First Certificate plus 2 grade 3 GCSEs and 1 grade 2 GCSE (or equivalent) which must include Maths or English at grade 3.

How you are assessed

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 (GSCE Level) unless they achieve a Level 2 grade in the exams.

How Long?

One year course

What could this lead to?

Level 3 vocational program or an apprenticeship

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Many students are entitled to a reduction in tuition fees on many of our courses, which can dramatically reduce the overall cost of the course. More information can be found on our course fee reductions page. Financial support, loans and instalment plans are also available to eligible students.

Contact us on 01753 793288 to check whether you might be eligible for a reduced fee.

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