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1 year
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These qualifications provide the skills, knowledge and experience required to progress onto an exciting range of diverse careers within the Health and Social Care sector. Work placements are a key feature of these courses and are used to support personal and professional development.

You will prepare a self-development plan reflecting personal abilities, goals and career aspirations and identify vocational work placements, formal study, and voluntary activity to enhance your knowledge, skills and practice.

The topics studied on this course are:

Core units: 

  • Human lifespan development (exam)
  • Health and Social Care values

Mandatory units:

  • Effective communication in Health and Social Care
  • Healthy living (exam)

Specialist units:

  • Infection control
  • Human biology systems and care of disorders
  • Creative and therapeutic activities
  • Introduction to basic first aid
  • Social influence
  • Healthy lifestyle

How you will be assessed:

  • Two externally set exams for Healthy Living and Human Lifespan Development
  • Practical observations
  • Online quizzes
  • Brochure/booklet production
  • Written work in class
  • Written assignments
  • Mini-presentations

Future career opportunities may include:

  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Support Work
  • Youth and Community Work
  • Criminology/Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Playworker
  • Probation Work

Additional costs may include a contribution to trips and visits throughout the course.

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

For Level 2 Health and Social Care: 4 GCSEs at grade 9-3 (including English Language) OR Grade MM on the Level 1 Diploma in Health, Social Care and Children's & Young People's Settings Course.

As a Bury College student you will have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities which will contribute to your personal growth and development and support your academic studies. 

These may include:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance, Drama and Singing Workshops
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Gaming Hub
  • Music Club
  • Pride Club
  • Student Ambassador Scheme
  • A wide range of sport including Badminton, Cricket, Football, Fitness Training, Nerf, Netball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.

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