If you're a caring person and enjoy helping people, a career in Health and Social Care could be the one for you. On this course you will develop knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare you for employment in the Health and Social Care sector or progression to a higher level course. This course opens up many career paths and further study opportunities by providing you with unique opportunities to be involved in the planning, facilitating and care of older and vulnerable members of the community.
The BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care is a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification and is equivalent to two GCSEs.
What will you learn?
• Human lifespan development
• Health and social care values
• Effective communication
• Healthy living
• Introduction to first aid
• Infection control in health & social care
• Creative and therapeutic activities
• Human body system
• Care of disorders
You will work in small teams to plan events and activities for use with visiting service users from different residential and nursing homes. These interactive sessions, which take place on a weekly basis, are unique to Wilberforce College and provide you with hands-on experiences with a range of different people and teach you the skills required to competently work in the health or social care sector.
Who is the course aimed at?
This course is for you if you enjoy helping and working with people and would like a career in the health and social care sector. This course will equip you with the skills and qualifications needed to move into work or continue your studies at a higher level.
You must have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 9-3 or equivalent, including English and/or Maths at a grade 3. You will also need a full DBS certificate.
This course will provide you with the opportunity to hear from academic and industry professionals th talks and workshops, as well as visiting leading universities across the UK. Workshops are held by leading companies like CHCP and they help to enhance your learning through hands-on experience.
This is the perfect course to set the basis for a Level 3 qualification in Health & Social Care.
Students who complete a qualification in Health & Social Care go on to complete a wide variety of jobs. These can include: Nurse, Care Assistant, Midwife, Paramedic, Pharmacist or Teacher.