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Health & Social Care – Level 2 Certificate & Extended Diploma

A great next step towards your career in the healthcare industry.

1 Year
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: 4 GCSE Grades at D/Grade 5 or above including English

Course Info

This course will focus on a selection of units that cover a variety of topics relating to health and social care. This qualification is made up of units each representing a small step of learning.

Some of the mandatory units covered may include:

  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Human growth and development
  • Safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Communication in health and social care
  • Working in health and social care

There are also optional units which may include:

  • Nutrition for health and social care
  • Creative activities in health and social care
  • Health and well being

The course provides learners with the knowledge and understanding essential to the health and social care sector, supporting progression to further learning or the workplace.


Lectures, in classroom activities, work placement within the health and social care sector. Learners are encouraged to attend work placement in order to support their learning.

We recommend 50 hours of placement in a real work environment.

Our experienced tutors have worked in relevant vocational areas. They have worked in the health and social care setting therefore has practical experience as well as knowledge and skills they bring to the classroom.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Learners must be aged at least 16 and possess 4 GCSE Grades at D or Grade 5 or above including English.

You can now study a
t-level in health!

1 T Level = 3 A Levels
A direct route to your dream career.