Health Social Care & Early Years

Diploma in Health & 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

The course is an excellent starting point to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a health or social care setting. This course includes valuable 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 grade 3 and above (A*-D), 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 grade 4/5 and above (C) 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

- 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
- Creative Activities in Health and Social Care
- Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Social Care

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.

You will also be open to possible future careers such as (but not limited to):
- Care Worker
- SEN Support Worker
- Therapist
- Residential Home Manager
- Midwife
- Nurse
- Paramedic
- Social Worker
- Health and Safety Officer
- Children's Nurse