Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: HS618
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Start Date: 14-May-18, 03-Sep-19
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study mode: Part Time
  • This course is available to start in: January

The Diploma in Health & Social Care Programme is for people working within a Health & Social Care Setting.

This is a part time course for adults who are employed in a Health & social care setting. 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
Entry Requirements
  • You must be employed in an appropriate Health & Social care setting.
  • If you are a volunteer this will be discussed at interview.
How will I be assessed?

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

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Healthcare Assistant

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 30-40 hours per week

Healthcare assistants help with the day-to-day care of patients, either in hospitals or in patients’ own homes.

If you would like to care for people and make a positive difference to their lives, this could be the ideal job for you.

Employers will be keen to see that you have a friendly and caring attitude, and understand and respect people who need healthcare support.

Previous experience and/or qualifications in care will be helpful although you may be able to start as a trainee assistant without formal qualifications. You may also be able to get in to this career through an Apprenticeship scheme.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Social Work Assistant

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 37 hours per week

If you want to help and support people in the community, this could be a great job for you. Social work assistants help qualified social workers. The clients you work with could be in the community, in hospitals and in other settings such as residential care homes.

Employers will usually consider experience to be more important than your qualifications. They may ask for a good standard of general secondary education. To be a social worker’s assistant you will need a practical and flexible approach to work. You will also need to be patient and understanding.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Care Assistant

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 35-40 hours per week

If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, this job could be just what you are looking for.

As a care assistant you would help people who have difficulties with their daily activities. You could work with children, people with physical or learning disabilities, older people or families.

It would be useful if you had experience in a caring role. When you apply for a job you will need to pass background checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

A good care assistant has a friendly and caring approach and the ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds. Patience and a sense of humour are also important.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire