Health and Social Care Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: HS031
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: Oxford, Cambridge & RSA.
  • Study Mode: Full time

The Diploma in Health & Social Care Programme is for people interested in working within a Health & Social Care Setting. This is a full time course for 16-19 year old students who are interested in Health & social care. You will demonstrate how you meet a set of National Occupational Standards for the role of a health care worker and show that you have the level of skills and knowledge to complete your work effectively.

What will I study?

You will complete 9 mandatory units (24 credits) and various optional units from a wide choice. Each of the awards is based on an amount of Credits. Level 2 Diploma is made up of 46 credits Some of the topics you will cover will be:

  • Safeguarding
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Communication
  • Person Centred Care
  • Health & safety
  • The role of health and social care workers
  • communication in a health & social care setting
  • Duty of care in a health and social care setting 
  • Maths & English*

*If you have not achieved a Grade C or above in your Maths and English Language GCSEs you will be required to work towards a GCSE Grade C in these subjects as part of your Study Programme.

Entry Requirements

To study at level 2 you will need 4 D Grades at GCSE including Maths and English. 

How will I be assessed?

Within your study programme you will be assessed through academic, practical and group assignments associated to the workplace. You will be assessed by an approved assessor, who will visit you in your workplace to observe and assess your practical work. You will submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding.

What can I do next?

You can progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care dependant on your grades, placement report and tutor reference. 

Your Study Programme

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Based in the £18.3 million Beacon Centre, you will have access to practical teaching rooms for care, cooking and creative activities, as well as dedicated IT suites with interactive whiteboards. You will also have use of the free WiFi across campus, college canteens and the library and resource centre, which houses over 60 computers and 45,000 books.

Enrichment & Employability

All of our learners will participate in 800 hours of work experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, care homes, day centres, childrens settings and dementia units. It is vital that you learn first aid, and our trained first aiders have the specialist equipment needed to train you with the necessary first aid skills and qualifications. 

Our learners will also have the opportunity to take part in volunteering opportunities such as coffee mornings for cancer charitites and soup kitchen volunteering. Both of which will enhance your CV and employability skills.


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