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Health Social Care
Level 2

Understanding Working in the Health Sector


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023



Interested in a career in the health sector?

This course is ideal for those looking to develop their understanding of the health sector and to support their progression onto further qualifications or roles in the workplace.

On this course, you’ll have the opportunity to investigate a work role in the health sector and provide the underpinning knowledge needed to work effectively.

The following units are available on this course include:

  • Understand the role of the healthcare worker
  • Communication skills for working in the health sector
  • Personal development in the health sector
  • Health, safety and security in the health sector
  • Understand quality standards in the health sector
  • Equality and diversity in the health sector

You will be assessed through coursework, assignments and exams.

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.

On successful completion of the course you can progress to a Level 3 in Health and Social Care, a T level qualification, or an Apprenticeship.

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.