• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

The Level 2 Certificate and Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care enables applied study of the health and social care sector, providing learners with an introduction to key areas relating to current practice.

The mandatory units aim to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of key subject areas in Health and Social care. The optional units within the Extended Diploma allow learners to pursue an interest in chosen subject areas.

Level
Level 2
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
NCFE CACHE
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Course content

  • Core unit: Equality, diversity and rights in health & social care
  • Core unit: Human growth and development
  • Core unit: Safeguarding and protection in health & social care
  • Core unit: Communication in health & social care
  • Core unit: Working in health & social care
  • Specialist Unit: Anatomy & physiology for health & social care
  • Specialist Unit: Nutrition for health & social care

To support development and career prospects learners will also study GCSE Maths & English (as required) alongside their Health and Social Care programme of study.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old at the start of the course.
  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 4 x GCSE grade 3/D including Maths and English prior to starting the course.
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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Added Value

You will carry out practical activities and assessment role plays in our new ward room, where you will learn how to use many different types of equipment, including the hoist, slip sheets, rotunda, patient transfer equipment and a profile bed, real life mannequins will also be used to develop your skills.

You will be taught by our industry experts who design your lessons and assessments to provide you with the necessary skills required for the sector.

Our new Skills Academy gives you the opportunity to enhance your skills and career prospects further by opting in to further specialist training.

Opportunities are available for you to take part in projects and volunteer work to further enhance your career and development and learning is supported by progress coaches, educational visits and external speakers.

Progression routes

The Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care has been designed to enable learners to progress. Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to progress to our Level 3 Award, Certificate and Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (which supports progression to Higher Education), or into a range of job roles within the health and social care sector such as:

  • Care Support Workers in Adult Residential Settings
  • Healthcare Assistants in Community, Primary Care and Acute Health Environments
  • Care Support Workers in Domiciliary Services, Supported Living or Day Services
  • Community-Based Support Workers.

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

 

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You'll need to have:

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old at the start of the course.
  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 4 x GCSE grade 3/D including Maths and English prior to starting the course.
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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