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Health and Social Care lesson at Andover College

Health and Social Care – BTEC Level 2 First Certificate


Level 2



Type of study

School Leavers




1 Year

The Health and Social Care course is the first step in pursuing a career in Health and Social Care where the units that you study develop your skills to be able to support others such as communication, equality and diversity and health living. As well as completing coursework and 2 exams you will also participate in a work placement to put into practice what you are learning in the classroom.  

Four GCSEs at grade 9–3, including English Language



  • Communication
  • Individual rights
  • Individual needs
  • Work experience in a Health and Social Care setting -100 hours
  • Ensuring a safe environment
  • Cultural diversity
  • Creative and therapeutic activities
  • The impact of diet on health


As part of the course you will sit two exams. The remaining units are assessed through a range of methods such as leaflets, posters and essay writing. 


Potential progression to a level 3 Health and Social Care course, apprenticeships and work based learning courses. 


Through the year guest speakers provide workshops and there are off-site visits to local care providers to give you an insight into a variety of different Health and Social Care settings. 


You will be taught in our Andover Sixth building and will have access to many different facilities, including: 2 study centres, a Library, A canteen and the Careers Hub