Health and Social Care

BTEC Level 2 in Health & Social Carehealth social care

What is the Level 2 BTEC First Award in Health and Social Care?

The qualification will give you the knowledge, understanding and competency needed when considering entering employment in the health and social care sector. You will gain grounding in the essential skills and broad fundamentals crucial to this area of study, giving you the opportunity to build on these afterwards by undertaking another Level 2 qualification, or to progress to a qualification at Level 3, or to enter into your first job within this sector. It introduces you to areas such as individual rights and needs in health and social care or vocational experience in health and social care.

Where will this qualification take me?

Following completion of the BTEC First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care, successful candidates would be able to enter initial employment as a healthcare assistant or social worker.

Unit 1: Communication in Health and Social Care

This aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain the knowledge, understanding and practical skills they need to be able to communicate effectively within a health and social care environment. Throughout this unit learners will investigate and learn about different forms of communication, understand barriers to communication and be able to communicate effectively.

Unit 3: Individual Needs in Health and Social Care

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills related to meeting individual needs. They will explore the influence of these needs on health and wellbeing and how they may be addressed to improve the health and wellbeing of an individual

Unit 6: Cultural Diversity in Health and Social Care

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the knowledge and understanding relating to cultural diversity in health and social care and also develop their understanding of its value and how it can be used to help promote equality of opportunity for service users. In a multicultural society it is important that diversity is recognised, understood and respected by those working in the health and social care sectors.

Unit 9: Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care

This aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills so they can plan and carry out creative and therapeutic activities in a health or social care environment. Learners will investigate legislation and regulations relevant to the implementation of creative and therapeutic activities and understand the role of the professional in supporting individuals who undertake these. Learners will also have the opportunity to plan and implement creative and therapeutic activities.