Health and Social Care Level 2

No need to apply to start this course September 2017. Enrol now.

Course Information

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

A year long course which will provide you with a baseline understanding of health and social care, equivalent to four GCSEs. You will also gain invaluable work experience on the course.

What will I study?

You will study a range of units including the following

  • Safeguarding and Protecting in Health and Social Care
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Learning Disabilites

A key element of this course is completion of work experience.

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3, including English.

How will I be assessed?

All units are assessed internally through coursework.

What can I do next?

Employment as a care/ support worker in adult care

Care support workers with adults with learning difficulties

Health Care Assistant

Progression to level 3 Health and Social Care subject to satisfactory completion of all aspects of the course.

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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