Health & Social Care Level 2

During this one-year course, you will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to work in the Health and Social Care sector. You will learn more about equality and diversity, human growth and development, and the safeguarding of individuals.


Hastings (Station Plaza)


Level 2

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 14876 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

The Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care enables applied study of the health and social care sector, providing learners with an introduction to key areas relating to current practice.

The mandatory units aim to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of key subject areas in health and social care.

The optional units within the Extended Diploma allow learners to pursue an interest in chosen subject areas.

These qualifications are made up of a common bank of units , such as

. Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care . Human growth and development through the life span . The role and responsibilities of the health and social care practitioner in relation to safeguarding individuals.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum four grade 3-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 1 course, and English and maths at grade 3. A clear DBS check will also be required.

How will I be assessed?

In this qualification, units are assessed through internal assessment draws on the learning throughout. Learners must complete the Placement Experience Assessment Workbook which will serve as a record of work placement attendance and completion, and a portfolio of assessment evidence.

What qualification will I achieve?

Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2 .

What can I do after completing this course?

Achieving this qualification will give learners an advantage when applying for a job in health & Social care.

Successful completion of this qualification will help to support progression into and within a number of job roles within the health and social care sector.

This qualification 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.

Are there any extra costs?

Students on this course will be obliged to purchase text books and a uniform for work placement .

During the course there will also be an additional cost for educational visits.

Additional Info

In order to complete this course it is a requirement that you carry out a DBS check .