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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Redbridge College

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Course Description Working in health and social care can be a rewarding profession, which provides you with the opportunity to make a positive difference to people s lives every day. This intermediate course will introduce the practical knowledge, understanding and skills you need to progress to higher level study and employment. As part of your course you will be required to be in work placement. The College will support you to secure a placement with our large network of employers. Why should I study at Redbridge College?: Redbridge is a good college. Our most recent Ofsted report recognised Redbridge as a ‘good’ college with ‘outstanding’ features. Our courses offer a practical, real-world approach to help you achieve your ambitions and reach your potential. We are one of the smallest colleges in the area, and have a unique and friendly community atmosphere. We are also incredibly diverse: our students come from over 40 different countries and speak more than 65 languages, so you’ll meet new friends from the other side of the world, not just the other side of town. Learners studying Health and Social Care courses at Redbridge College are nurtured by our highly-trained and experienced teaching staff. You will develop real life skills and foundation knowledge to prepare you for a career in the health and social care sector. How long is the course and when will it start?: This is a one year, full-time course starting in September. Please note that there is a work placement element to this course. You will be required to spend at least 60 hours in placement over the year. With the work placement requirement, this course will effectively run across four days a week. What are the entry requirements?: You will need to have 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English and maths, or equivalent qualifications. In addition, you will be invited to attend a practical assessment, which you are required to pass. You will also be required to undergo a DBS check (replacing the CRB) when enrolling on this course. What will I study?: Units you will study include: - Human lifespan development - Health and Social care values - Carrying out a Research project in Health and Social Care - Effective Communication in Health and Social Care - Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care - Individual Rights in Health and Social Care - Healthy Living - Human Body Systems and Care Disorders - Vocational Experience in Health and Social Care - The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing - An introduction to Basic First Aid - Infection control in health and social care - Using ICT in health and social care How will I be taught and assessed?: You will be taught by our highly skilled team of staff who will pass on their years of industry knowledge and experience to you. Assessment takes place in various ways including through portfolio evidence, direct observations in work placement, written work and examinations. Equipment and resources: Required textbooks will be issued to you at the start of your course. You will also need to provide a folder, paper, dividers, pens and pencils for your portfolio. You will need to purchase a uniform, which you will be required to wear whilst in College. Further details will be provided on enrolment. Progression and career opportunities: On successful completion of this course you will be able to further enhance your skills and knowledge by progressing on to our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Redbridge College. Long term potential career pathways include nursing, midwifery, counselling and social work or other employment in hospitals, care homes and the health and social care sector in general. Further information: A BTEC Level 2 Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. It introduces you to the employment area you have chosen and provides a good basis to go on to a more advanced work-related qualification. A BTEC Level 2 Diploma is equivalent to four GCSEs. You will be required to undertake a DBS check (replacing the CRB) when enrolling on this course and you will be required to provide documentation such as your passport, bank statement, proof of address etc for this process. Without a clear DBS, it will be unlikely that you will be able to continue on the course. The Work Placement Officer will be available to give you advice.

Course Description Working in health and social care can be a rewarding profession, which provides you with the opportunity to make a positive difference to people s lives every day. This intermediate course will introduce the practical knowledge, understanding and skills you need to progress to higher level study and employment. As part of your course you will be required to be in work...

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Entry Requirements

You will need to have 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English and maths, or equivalent qualifications. In addition, you will be invited to attend a practical assessment, which you are required to pass. You will also be required to undergo a DBS checVarndeanItem

You will need to have 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English and maths, or equivalent qualifications. In addition, you will be invited to attend a practical assessment, which you are required to pass. You will also be required to undergo a DBS checVarndeanItem

Assessment Methods

Assessment takes place in various ways including through portfolio evidence, direct observations in work placement, written work and examinations.

Assessment takes place in various ways including through portfolio evidence, direct observations in work placement, written work and examinations.

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