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Health and Social Care (Level 2)

Key course information

Health, Care and Early Years

28/08/2020

1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview


Interested in a career in Health and/or Social Care? This course will give you the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of knowledge and skills in the health and social care sector e.g. the underpinning care values and an understanding of the different life stages that individuals go through. You will learn about a variety of different age groups, how to support and the various career opportunities within Health and Social Care.You will be supported to progress to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic health and social care course, an apprenticeship or more broadly, progression to qualifications in other sectors.


What will I learn?


This qualification is built on two core mandatory exam units as well as a choice of specialist units including factors that affect individuals’ lifestyle choices and their health as well as effective communication skills that can be transferred to other sectors.

In addition to the core and the mandatory units, the Extended Certificate includes further specialist units, for example Social Influences, Human Body Systems and a unit linked to your practical work experience.

Entry Requirements


4 GCSEs at grade D (3) including English and Maths.

All applicants will be screened for fitness for practice and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.

You will be interviewed by a member of the lecturing team.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


You will complete two external examinations.

All other units will be internally assessed through assignment work, presentations, written work, projects, posters and leaflets.

You will have Maths, English, theory, practical and self-directed study sessions as part of your timetable.

Additional Costs and Information


Students will be required to purchase a placement t-shirt for approximately £10.50.

Trips incur an additional cost.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Health, Care and Early Years


Career Opportunities

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Youth Worker
  • Social Worker

  • Psychologist
  • Teacher
  • Children's Nurse

At any one time, there are over 80,000 social care vacancies in England

Researchers note babies may cry with the intonation of their mother tongue

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