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Health and Social Care (Level 2 Traineeship First Diploma)

Pearson BTEC
Care & Health

Course Overview

This course is equivalent to GCSEs and is designed as an introduction to the health and social care sector. In addition to the core qualification, students will undertake transversal skills and project based learning enhancing their employability and holistic learning External visits and visiting speakers will enable students to develop a deeper knowledge about this sector. Additional education in the area of visual awareness and sensory loss will be provided. Successful completion at the appropriate level enables students to apply for progression onto Level 3 pathways such as Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care/Health Studies/Health Sciences. This pathway also supports progression to the level 3 AppNI course.
  • Start Date
    2 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 2 Traineeship First Diploma Health and Social Care
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health and Social Care Values
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care
  • Individual Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Healthy Living
  • Carrying out a Research Project in Health and Social Care
  • Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care
  • Skills and Qualities for Working in the Health and Social Care Sector
  • The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • An Introduction to Basic First Aid
  • Infection Control in Health and Social Care
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs Grade D-G or above to include Maths Grade D and English Grade D. Students who do not hold Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy will be required to complete these during this course.Students who do not hold Grade D in English and Maths will be able to apply to complete the Full Time Level 1 First Diploma in Health and Social Care.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs Grade O5-O8 or above to include Maths and English Grade O5 or above. Students who do not hold Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy will be required to complete these during this course. Students who do not hold Grade O5 in English and Maths will be able to apply to complete the Full Time Level 1 First Diploma in Health and Social Care. Applicants presenting with a Junior Cert or Junior Cycle qualification should have attained a majority of higher-level subjects including English and Maths.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required
Access NI Check

Work Placement

Work placement is an essential component of this course. Enrolment on this course is subject to checks, including a satisfactory Access NI check. As placement is an integral part of your qualification, a self-declaration of current health status is necessary as part of the overall risk assessment process. Students must be deemed fit for placement.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Materials -
  • Uniform - £20 - £40

What's Next?

Further Study

Students who have successfully completed this qualification with the required grade can progress to Level 3 Health and Social Care pathways.

Career Prospects

Past students who have not continued their studies at further education have gained employment in the health and social care sector, working as care assistants, domiciliary carers, or support workers.

Enquiry

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    My time studying Art & Design at Limavady campus allowed me to fully develop my creative and technical skills that I use every day running my own business, Amity Tattoo, in Ballymoney.
    Abigail Smyth (Art & Design)
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    My Apprenticeship is so varied. One day I'm fixing things, putting flanges and pipes together, and the next day I'm doing something completely different such as changing drives.
    Jack McLaughlin
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