Health and Social Care (CTEC first certificate)

Do you want to work with people? If so the EDEXCEL Level 2 CTEC First Certificate in Health and Social Care will introduce you to many of the key skills you will need to be a successful care worker.

It will also allow you to understand how care workers need to behave in order to look after people who may not be able to care for themselves.

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Topics you will study

The EDEXCEL Level 2 BTEC First Certificate in Health and Social Care is an eight unit qualification consisting of two core units and two mandatory units and a choice of optional specialist units.

The Core Units you will study are:

– Unit 1 – Human Lifespan Development (exam)
– Unit 2 – Health and Social Care Values (coursework)

The Mandatory Units you will study are:

– Unit 3 – Effective Communication in Health and Social Care (coursework)
– Unit 9 – Healthy Living (exam)The impact of long-term physiological conditions
You will also study up to four optional specialist units.

Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

With these qualifications you can move on to a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or apply for an apprenticeship within the care sector.


Two units are assessed by externally marked examinations. The remaining units are assessed by coursework graded at Level 1, Pass, Merit or Distinction.
External Assessment – 25%
Internal Assessment – 75%

Awarding Body


Results 2016: 100%
Key Features:
  • You will be introduced to many issues relating to care work, such as how to communicate with other people and how to ensure that different people are treated as individuals.
  • You will learn about the importance of communication in care settings.
  • This subject will be studied for 9 hours per week over one year.
  • Your lessons will provide you with opportunities to work with other students on group tasks such as role plays as well as individual tasks..
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How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

The Key Skills you will develop include:

  • Vocational Skills: Communication skills and practical skills such as organisational skills.
  • Using Research: Internet research skills, books, newspapers, magazines and statistical analysis.
  • Working as a Team: group work and role play.
  • The department organises a variety of visits from guest speakers and organisations within College, as well as the opportunity to visit external organisations on relevant trips out of College. You will be expected to complete regular work experience in one or more care settings of your choice throughout the one year course.
What our students say…

“The teachers interact well with young people, developing a friendly but professional relationship and one-to-one support. They have great resources too to help me with my studies.”