Level 2 Health and Social Care
Full time course
This Level 2 qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required in health and social care to enter the industry upon completion or progress onto a Level 3 qualification.
What will I study?
Modules covered may include equality, diversity and rights in health and social care, safeguarding and protection, working in health and social care and communication in health and social care.
Maths & English
Learners can study a maximum of two GCSEs alongside the Cache Health and Social Care course. Learners with a grade 3 (grade D) in Maths and English are required to retake the qualification and this will be taught alongside their vocational qualification. There is also an opportunity for learners with a grade 3 (grade D) in Science to retake this qualification. Learners with a grade 2 (grade E) or below in Maths will study Functional Skills alongside their vocational qualification.
This course provides you with the knowledge needed to work with children, young people and adults in a health or social care setting. This is suitable for career development opportunities for those already working in the sector.
All learners on the HSC pathway are required to complete a DBS check. Learners will complete a placement for 1 day a week and 1 block week.
What do I need to join?
Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above, including English language. An acceptable DBS clearance and academic reference. Applicants will also need to successfully pass a taster day and a 6-week probationary period.
How long is the course?
How will I learn?
Students will have a mix of classroom and work-based learning, which will include presentations, role play, group work, practical activities, guest speakers and assignment work. Support will be provided online and face-to-face. There will be opportunities to visit care providers during the year.
How will I know how I am doing?
You will be continuously assessed through your assignment tasks. Assignments are set throughout the year, so you will know how well you are doing with regular one-to-one feedback from your tutor.
Are there any extra costs?
Learners will be charged cost to cover material fees, which will be used to purchase resources for the course. You will need to apply for a Disclosure and Debarring Services (DBS) certificate, which costs £44 (at the time of print) this and that need to be completed at a College Taster day, before enrolling on the course.
What can I do next?
Learners who successfully complete the qualification, and all other elements of the study programme, can progress onto a Level 3 qualification providing that they meet the required progression criteria. Alternatively, learners can apply for an apprenticeship in a related field.
What are my career options?
After completing this course, you could get an apprenticeship or employment in a variety of health and social care settings.
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