Health and Social Care Level 2

Course Information

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

This year long course will provide you with a baseline understanding of the Health and Social Care industry, and is equivalent to four GCSEs.

You will also gain invaluable work experience on the course and have the opportunity to increase your employability skills.

Health and Social Care is an extremely varied and rewarding career, offering opportunities to help and care for people. Whether you're a nurse looking after patients on a ward, a social worker protecting vunerable people - you will be making a difference to people's lives every single day.

Contributing to the health and wellbeing of millions of people every day is an attractive feature of working within this industry. Though filled with challenges, through the health and social care industry, you will be able to meet people from all walks of life.

With the NHS- the UK's biggest employer-choosing this course is a sure fast way to future proof your career. It is also a nice bonus that these jobs are some of the most rewarding jobs!

Blackburn College are proud partners with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, our partnership enables students to gain meaningful work placement opportunities.

This one year course will comprise of studying within the College environment,  during this time you will be able to take the opportunity to upgrade your GCSE Maths and or English Language results.   You will spend 1 day a week within a work placement and will carry out 2 placements within the year.  

Work placements are arranged for you and are local to you, our Placement Team will support you throughout this process.  By gaining work experience it will give you a distinct advantage when progressing your education or going into employment.

What will I study?

You will study a range of 8 units which include the following:

  • Creative and Therapeutic activities
  • Insight into the Health and Social Care Services
  • Emergency Care within Health and Social Care
  • Individual's needs and rights
  • Communication methods
  • Health and Safety

This one year course will comprise of studying within the College environment,  during this time you will be able to take the opportunity to upgrade your GCSE Maths and or English Language results.   You will spend 1 day a week within a work placement and will carry out 2 placements within the year.  

Work placements are arranged for you and are local to you, our Placement Team will support you throughout this process.  By gaining work experience it will give you a distinct advantage when progressing your education or going into employment.

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3, including English Language and Maths, you will be required to work towards a higher grade in your GSCE Maths and or English Language.  You can access this course through the completion of Level 1. 

A successful DBS check will also be required.

How will I be assessed?

All units are assessed internally through coursework.

What can I do next?

On completion of this course, you may:-

  • Find employment as a care/ support worker in adult care
  • Specialise as a care support worker for adults with learning difficulties
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Progress to Health and Social Care Level 3 Diploma, subject to satisfactory completion of all aspects of this course.
  • Progress to a Health And Social Care Apprenticeship.
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Facilities

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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