BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Theory of Care Practices


Our BTEC Theory of Care Practices course is designed to introduce you to working in the health and social care services sector. This in-depth qualification will enable you to gain a nationally-recognised qualification, helping with your career development, or will allow you to progress to further study.

The Health and Social Care sector covers a wide range of employment opportunities, including statutory, private and voluntary provision of care services. Skilled health and social care professionals are a must, if those in need are to be given a helping hand. If you want to make a real difference in a rewarding role, then the health and social care sector could hold the right career for you.

This course will take you through the issues that need to be considered and explored when working in health and social care environments within today's changing society. You will also explore individual needs and how needs may vary at different life stages.

You will then discover how people fit into different life stages, and how your understanding of this will help you in a health and social care role, before exploring the requirements of different job roles in this sector.

Course Content

Key Topics

Individual Social Needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand everyday needs of individuals in society
  • Know factors that influence the health and needs of individuals
  • Understand main principles of health and safety legislation and guidelines for health and social care environments

Development Through Life Stages

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know developmental changes and influences that occur at different life stages
  • Understand factors that can influence an individual's self-concept
  • Understand changing care needs at different life stages

Health & Social Care Services

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand organisation of health and social care provision
  • Know the potential benefits of working in partnership for health and social care provision
  • Understand working in the health and social care sector


Entry Requirements

You don't need any previous experience or qualifications to enrol in our Certificate in Health and Social Care course. That's because we believe in making home study - and a rewarding future - as accessible as possible.


Where will I go from here?

This qualification is ideal if you are considering a career in the area of Health and Social Care, or Social  Services. Alternatively, you could see it as a way to improve your promotion prospects if you are currently working in the field and need a formal qualification to be considered for advancement.

What will I gain?

On completion of your course, you'll receive the BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Theory of Care Practices.


Assessments are a great way of checking your progress. Throughout this Health and Social Care course, you'll complete three assignments. These will be marked by our tutors, and may be verified internally, then externally by Edexcel, before your qualification is awarded.

Assessments can be sent to us online via the ICS Learn Student Community: it's the fastest way to receive your results.


What will I get?

Because we're experts in home learning, we offer all the support you need along the way.

You'll receive study materials that have been specially designed for distance learning by experts in your chosen field.

As a Health and Social Care student, you'll also receive a complimentary textbook with your course.

Throughout your studies, you'll have access to an experienced personal tutor both online and over the phone, ready to help you with guidance and motivation.

You'll also be part of our online Student Community, where you'll have access to your account information, as well as vital links with your fellow students, with the chance to discuss your work and ask questions.

Payment Options

You can either pay for your Theory of Care Practices course in full or opt for a monthly payment plan.

Speak to one of our course advisors now for more information on our payment plans.

Additional fees

There are no examination fees for our Health and Social Care course however you will need to pay a registration fee to Edexcel within 4 weeks of enrolment, and this is currently £69.12.


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  • Hours of Study 150 hours
  • Course Code A71
  • Study Period 12 months
  • Support Period 12 months

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