Certificate in the Health Care Sector Level 2

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To apply for this course, just drop in to Learner Services at The Hub.

Please remember to fetch any documentation you might need with you. Our 'What to Bring' page might be useful!

Course Description

This qualification is aimed to equip you with the vital skills and knowledge required to work in the healthcare sector. The qualification covers things like communicating effectively, maintaining quality standards, improving the service you offer and health, safety and security.


A Certificate in Working in the Health Sector can give you a route into work, as well as helping you in your job as, a healthcare assistant, district nurse, paramedic, occupational therapy support worker, mental health nurse, hospital administrator, hospital porter or hospital estates worker.

Course Structure

You do 6 core units, covering material at Level 2:

  • Communication skills for working in the health sector
  • Equality and diversity in the health sector
  • Health, safety and security in the health sector
  • People and personal development in the health sector
  • Maintaining quality standards in the health sector
  • Service improvement in the health sector


Competence is assessed by the development of a portfolio and completion of workbooks.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Applicants must first complete a free writing exercise.

Course Progression Routes

  • Enhance job prospects
  • Level 3 Certificate in healthcare

Course Career Prospects

  • Healthcare assistant
  • District nurse
  • Paramedic
  • Occupational therapy support worker
  • Mental health nurse
  • Hospital administrator
  • Hospital porter
  • Hospital estates worker


If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.

Specific Course Information Contact

Maria Williams, email maria.williams@don.ac.uk or telephone 01302 553763

How to Apply

To apply for this course, please visit the Learner Services team at The Hub. For maps and directions, please see our Maps page.

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