BTEC Level 2 Award in Health & Social Care


This course is an ideal introduction for students who are committed to working in the area of Health and Social Services. It is a one year course which leads to a qualification equivalent to one GCSE at Grade 9 - 4. Topics covered include Communication, Individual Rights, Cultural Diversity and Human Lifespan Development. 

What goes well with this course?

Health and Social Care goes well with any of our Level 2 courses, particularly:

  • Science
  • Public Services
  • Sport 


This qualification shows that students can apply concepts and interpret practical situations. It will provide them with a strong grounding for further study at Coulsdon College in BTEC Level 3, or progression on to an apprenticeship scheme.

Course Content

Topics covered on this course include:

  • Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Individual Rights in Health & Social Care
  • Cultural Diversity in Health & Social Care
  • Human Lifespan Development

Within this subject students could enhance their learning through work experience in a care setting of their choice.


Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences

The College runs a number of educational experiences each year to enable the students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include trips and visiting speakers.

Health & Social Care students have opportunities to be involved in local community events.


This course is assessed through a mixture of course work and external examinations. 

Students will begin to work on their analytical skills, through self analysis, which they will build upon if they choose to continue to study Health and Social Care at BTEC Level 3.

The exam board for this course is Pearson BTEC.

Entry Requirements

Two 2 and three 3 grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics minimum Grade 2 or equivalent qualifications (a Pass or higher at BTEC Level 2 is accepted as part of the GCSE Grades).

This course will suit students if they:

  • Demonstrate an interest in the caring professions
  • Show willingness to learn
  • Are able to meet coursework deadlines

Students should enjoy and be good at working with others, communicating in speech and writing, planning their own learning and meeting deadlines. The ability to use information technology is also important.

How to Apply

Applications for entry September 2018

The application form for the academic year 2018-2019 is available to download here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy Admissions Policy.

Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.

Download Course Leaflet

Download the BTEC Level 2 Award in Health & Social Care information leaflet.

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