When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes (course free to 16-18 year olds)
  • Course Code K23ESWC06A
  • Suitable For All age groups are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This study programme will prepare you for a career in health and social care. Potential career routes include health care practice worker, home carer, midwife, nursing home practitioner, occupational therapist, social worker. You will also have the opportunity to go on work experience in a health care or early years setting as part of this course. This study programme is specially designed for you to explore career options alongside English and maths qualifications. Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress onto our Level 3 Health and Social Care. The qualification you will study is a Pearson BTEC First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care. The course has been specially designed to prepare you for a career in the sector. At the same time, you will continue to develop your maths, English and IT skills to support your future progression.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Human Lifespan Development – this unit explores human growth and development across life stages, as well as the factors that affect human growth and development, and how they are interrelated. This unit is externally assessed
  • Health and Social Care Values – this unit explores the care values that underpin current practice in health and social care and investigates ways of empowering individuals who use health and social care services. This unit is internally assessed
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care – this unit provides the learner with the chance to investigate different forms of communication and barriers to communication in health and social care, as well as the opportunity to develop their commu
  • Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care – this unit looks at the importance of non-discriminatory practice in health and social care and how health and social care practices can promote equality and diversity. This unit is internally assessed

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: BTEC First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care [EDEXCEL]

Class format and activities

The course includes two externally-assessed units. This will help you as you progress either into higher levels of vocational learning or to related academic qualifications. The remaining units are internally assessed. Internal assessment allows you to develop a wider range of skills and provides evidence towards meeting the unit assessment criteria. Evidence for assessment can be generated through a range of activities, including role play, practical performance and verbal presentations. Within the BTEC First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care, the mandatory synoptic unit requires you to bring together the knowledge, skills and understanding you have gained from other units of study and choose a subject-related project topic of interest to you. You will then plan, carry out and reflect on your project using and developing key skills, such as independent investigative research, data processing and analysis, which are valued by employers and support progression to Level 3 qualifications.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including English and maths. An enhanced DBS check is required before starting the course. Progressing Morley students will be considered without the requisite entry requirements if they are able to provide a good reference for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality from their current tutor.

What you need to know before you enrol

You will be required to undertake a work placement in a health and social care setting during your course. Start making enquiries with local employers now. Please note, many settings within the health and social care sector require all staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and therefore you may find it difficult to source a placement - and therefore achieve your qualification - if you are not fully vaccinated.

What you need

You should arrive to your lessons prepared to learn with pens, pencils and a writing pad. All other resources and materials you need will be provided. In the event of teaching moving online, you will need a computer with internet access for online lessons via MS Teams on a daily basis.

What you can do next

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress onto our Level 3 Health and Social Care.