Health & Social Care

Qualification: Diploma
Level 2

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About the course

The first year of this course is a great introduction to both health & social care and early years. In the second year you will specialise in health & social care learning a combination of practical and theory based topics to give you a range of skills required for working in this industry.

A weekly work placement is compulsory for this course.

What you will learn

Year 1

  • The services and roles available for a career in health, social care and early year’s sectors
  • Health and safety
  • Communication skills
  • Healthy eating
  • The values of working with children and vulnerable groups

Year 2

  • Communications
  • Individual rights and needs
  • Ensuring safe environments
  • Cultural diversity
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Creative and therapeutic activities
  • Health and social care services
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Safeguarding
  • Work placement

If you successfully complete the first year of study you will gain a level 1 Diploma qualification. In order to progress to the second year you will need to pass the first year of study.


100% coursework / practical

Entry requirements

Direct Entry to year 2

  • 4 GCSEs grade A*–D/9–3 (including English, maths and science) OR
  • Level 1 Diploma in Health & Social Care or Early Years (with level 1 functional skills)

Entry to year 1

  • GCSEs grade D/3 or below OR
  • Entry level certificate

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Please note a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will also be required for this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
03/09/18 1 or 2 years Main
What next?
  • Level 3 in Health and Social Care
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Enter employment
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Guest speakers
  • Work experience
  • External careers events
  • Industry week activities