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Start date: 01/09/2019 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year, 1 day work placement
Qualifications: Level 2 Extended Certificate
Code: 117952
Cost: N/A

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Course Detail

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.

Work experience

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.

Additional qualifications

  • First aid
  • Sign language

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?

1 year.

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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Dates & Costs

Level 2 Health and Social Care

Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year, 1 day work placement
Qualifications: Level 2 Extended Certificate
Code: 117952

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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