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Health Social Care
Level 2

NCFE/CACHE Health & Social Care


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2024



Are you passionate about making a difference in people's lives?

This extended diploma in health and social care offers you the perfect platform to turn that passion into a fulfilling career with a unique blend of both theory and hands-on experience, equipping you with the skills needed to thrive in this dynamic field.

This qualification aims to provide learners with an insight into knowledge and understanding across a range of key subject areas in health and social care including:

  • Types and functions of provision
  • Legislation, frameworks, policies, procedures and codes of practice
  • Roles and responsibilities of health and social care practitioners
  • Care values
  • Human growth and development through the life span
  • Health, well-being and care needs
  • Partnership working
  • Health and social care priorities

There are no exams on this course. You will be assessed via written assignments.

You will study 3 days a week, including your study programme of maths, English, work experience and tutorials.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 3 (D) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

Entry to this course is dependent on the outcome of a Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Our staff are here to support you in your learning journey. They all have recent industry experience, and many of them continue to work in care alongside their teaching.

50 hours of placement time must be completed as part of the course.

Working in the industry allows you to put your knowledge into practice. It'll also help with progressing to further study or when looking for jobs.

On successful completion of this course, you can move onto a Level 3 qualification or look to start an apprenticeship.

This qualifications does not provide a licence to practise, but may support progression into a range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including:

• Care support workers in adult residential settings
• Healthcare assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments
• Care support workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services
• Community-based support workers

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.