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Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 Certificate in Health & Social Care

The Certificate introduces you to Health and Social Care and provides a good basis for progression on to a Level 3 qualification in this area. 

Units Studied include:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing
  • Health & Social Care Values
  • Effective Communication
  • Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders
  • Healthy Living


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Students must complete all units. All units are assessed, graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. 

Entry Requirements

Four GCSE's at grade D/3 to include English Language and Mathematics or you will have successfully passed a Level 1 course with Functional skills English and Mathematics.  Selection is by interview with tutors, a satisfactory reference is required and where requested diagnostic screening.


One year, full-time.


The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate is equivalent to two GCSEs and the course is studied along with resits of GCSE Maths and English (as needed). The achievement of both the Certificate and GCSE will enable you to progress onto a Level 3 course in Health & Social Care. You may also consider further training or study in related fields such as Social Care, an Apprenticeship or employment. 

Additional Information

This is a Full time course.  Students under 19 do not pay tuition fees. You may find it useful to read 'BTEC First in Health & Social Care Student Book (BTEC First Health & Social Care)' by Heather Higgins, Sian Lavers, Penelope Garnham & Elizabeth Hanworth (Pearson Education) prior to commencing the course. For more information please contact our Admissions Team on 020 8268 3073 or  e mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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