Health Social Care & Early Years

Certificate in Health and Social Care, Level 2

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

However, if you’re an adult aged over 19, why not consider one of our part-time courses?

Course overview

Do you dream of making a difference? Would you like to work with the elderly or as an adult support worker? If this sounds like you then our Certificate in Health & Social Care could be the perfect course for you. This course is an excellent starting point to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a health and social care setting.

A key part of this course is work experience where you can learn practical skills, gain an understanding of the industry and put theory learned in the classroom into practice.

Please note that this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have 4 GCSEs (A*- D), or Grade 3 and above, including English and maths. For students wanting to progress with their health and social care qualification at level 3 they will need to have achieved their GCSE in English and maths at a grade C (Grade 4/5 and above) during their course. Entry is subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

Students are also required to have an up-to-date DBS check.

Course Modules

Human Lifespan Development
Effective Communication
Healthy Living
Equality & Diversity in Health & Social Care
Impact of Nutrition on Health & Wellbeing
Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders
Health & Social Care Values

How will I be assessed?

.You will be assessed in a number of ways which will help you develop the relevant skills needed to succeed in this industry. Assessments include project work, exams, presentations, assignments and a portfolio. Your work experience placement hours will also count towards your final grade.

What can I do next

On completion of this course, you could apply to the Level 3 course in Health & Social Care, or continue on to an apprenticeship.