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Health & Social Care – BTEC Level 1/2

Discover Your Career in Health & Social Care

Qualification: Level 1/2 BTEC First Diploma in Health & Social Care
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs grade D-G / 3-1 Or Relevant L1/2 Qualification
Ages: 16-19
Duration: 1 Year
Where: Discovery College Plymouth
Course Fee: Free

This qualification is ideal for those wanting to take their first steps towards a career in the care sector. Students will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal abilities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. You’ll learn essential skills such as understanding people’s rights and needs, working with individuals, families and carers, and providing therapeutic activities.

What will I study?

Human Lifespan Development
Health & Social Care Values 
Effective Communication
Human Body and Care Disorders
Healthy Living Introduction to Dementia 
Community Volunteering

Career Pathways

The qualification is equivalent to four GCSEs grade A-C with a pathway to studying our Heath & Social Care Level 3 programme.

The programme can lead to careers in areas such as; nursing, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy or health and social care. Throughout the qualification there are opportunities to develop skills ultimately leading to your career in the health and social care sector.

Register for an Open Day or Info Session

Open Days give you an introduction to life at Discovery College with a chance to take part in taster sessions for your chosen course area.
Info sessions are short informal sessions where you can talk to one of our team, have a look around the college and find out more about your options for studying with us. You can come on your own or with a parent/guardian.

Ready to Start?

Fill out an application online. Or if you have any questions, please call 01752 761011.

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