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 may include equality, diversity and rights in health and social care, safeguarding and human growth and development.
What do I need to join?
1 GCSE at grade 3 in Maths or English Language (with grade 2 for the other subject), plus a further 2 GCSEs at grade 3. You will also 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 2 GCSEs alongside the Certificate in Health and Social Care. Learners with a grade 3 (D) in Maths and English are required to retake the qualification, and this will be taught alongside their vocational qualification. Learners with a grade 2 (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 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 go into employment in a variety of health and social care settings.Apply for this course
Course information last updated: Monday 20th January 2020 @ 8.30am (22 hours ago)