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Health, Social & Child Care

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

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What does the qualification cover?

This health and social care qualification is designed as an introductory level 2 course for learners wanting to study in the context of a vocational sector in Health and Social Care or Childcare. The knowledge, understanding and skills learnt in studying will aid progression to further study and prepare learners to enter the workplace in due course.

Who is it suitable for?

These qualifications are intended primarily for learners in the 14-19 age group, but may be also used by other learners who wish to gain an introductory understanding of the health and social care or childcare vocational area. When taken as part of a balanced curriculum, there is clear progression to a level 3 course or an apprenticeship.


Entry Requirements

Learners will need 4 GCSE’s D-G. Acceptance onto the programme is by satisfactory interview and reference and the outcome of initial guidance.

Career Prospects

Successful completion of both qualifications will allow you to work in a supervised capacity in a range of Childcare or Health & Social Care settings. This could be as an Assistant in a nursery, after school club, in a residential home or caring for people within the community.

Study Mode



Afan / Brecon Beacons / Newtown

Course Length

1 year

Course Time



The extended certificate in HSC part of the programme includes 2 externally assessed units to introduce externality into the vocational programme of study. This will assist learners as they progress either into higher levels of vocational learning or to related academic qualifications. The assessment approach for the internally assessed units in the qualification structure enables learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards meeting unit assessment criteria.

Contact Details

Sarah Samuels 0845 4086 505