This Level 2 qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to enter the health and social care industry upon completion, or to progress onto a Level 3 qualification.
Modules covered include equality, diversity and rights, human growth and development, communication, safeguarding and protection, working in health and social care, anatomy and physiology and care disorders.
What do I need to join?
1 GCSE at grade 4 in Maths or English (with grade 3 for the other subject). You will also need another 3 GCSEs at grade 3. You will need DBS clearance and a good academic reference.
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 and formal feedback on your assessments on TEAMS.
Maths & English
Learners can study a maximum of 1 GCSE alongside the Extended Diploma. Learners with a grade 3 (D) in Maths or English are required to retake the qualification, and this will be taught 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 Health and Social Care pathway are required to complete a DBS check. Learners will complete a placement for 1 day a week and 2 block weeks in a relevant setting.
What can I do next?
Learners who successfully complete the qualification can go into employment or progress onto a Level 3 qualification, provided 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.Apply for this course
Course information last updated: Friday 3rd April 2020 @ 7.30am (26 minutes ago)