health and social care



This is a one year course that will help you to gain the knowledge, understanding and competency needed when considering employment in the Health, Social and Care sectors.  You will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice during work placement. You will be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence which reflects your knowledge and understanding of the units studied.

Course duration: 

One year.

Entry requirements: 

You should be able to show that you have a standard of literacy, numeracy and general education equivalent to five GCSEs at Grade 2 or above. 

What students will learn:

Communication, Safeguarding, Principles of The Care Value Base and Person-centred Care, Exam skills, Health Conditions and The Human Body, Duty of Care and how it applies to all aspects of Health and Social Care.


Externally assessed exam and internally assessed course work.

Enrichment Opportunities:

Work placement programmes, visiting lecturers and professionals, First Aid training / AED Training/Health and Safety / Mental and Wellbeing enrichment

Possible combinations: 

Level 2 Health enables you to resit Maths and English qualifications to obtain a grade 4. If you have achieved Maths or English, you can choose a second Level 2 course.

Progression routes: 

You could progress onto one of our Level 3 Pathway programmes. BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care (single or triple courses). Employment in the Health and Social Care sectors.

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