Health & Social Care – Level 2

If you enjoy caring for others and helping people, this is the course for you! If your goal is to work with people in a supportive role, either in a health care setting such as a hospital, a social care setting such as a care home for elderly people or a day centre for people with learning or physical disabilities, then our Health & Social Care Diploma can help you achieve your goal.

This qualification covers a broad base of skills and knowledge that will introduce you to the core values of employment in a range of health and social care settings. You'll also get the opportunity to gain practical skills through work experience placements.

Are you ready to become the next generation of Health Heroes?

  • What will be studied

    Course content will include:

    • Equality and diversity
    • Care values
    • Healthy living
    • Lifespan development
    • Effective communication
    • Services in health and social care
    • Creative and therapeutic activities
  • What are the entry requirements?

    You will need:  

    • 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English
    • Or you can progress to this course from a relevant Level 1 course, e.g. from level 1 Childcare or Level 1 Health and Social Care.
    • A caring nature
    • A strong work ethic
    • A passion for working with people
  • Where does this course lead to?

    Eventually, you can apply for a job as:

    • Nursing
    • Midwifery
    • Social work
    • Care work
    • Health care assistant
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    On completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This practical based course will be delivered through:-

    • Presentations
    • Task-based exercises
    • Practical demonstrations
    • 1:1 support
    • Tutorials and lectures


    Once your DBS form has been returned, you will attend placement 1 day each week in order to complete 100 hours over the year. The college will find your placement for you and you will be visited by a member of the health and social care team to ensure you are settled in well and to assess your progress.

    Work placement is an integral part of the course, therefore completion of placement hours is mandatory.

    Placements you might attend include residential care homes for elderly people, day centres for either elderly people or individuals with additional needs and care homes for people with learning/physical disabilities.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will complete a range of assignments, including skills assessed at work placement and evidenced by your placement supervisor.

    You will also take 2 exams.

  • How to get a place?

    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE

  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or email for more information and advice.

    You will be required to purchase and wear a uniform consisting of a polo shirt or sweatshirt with the college logo

    You will need to apply and pay for a DBS in order to attend placement

    Whilst on this course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson takes, such as:-

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad
  • Exam Board:
    Pearson BTEC

    After you've completed KC's Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma and attained a merit or above, you can move on to:

    • KC Health and Social Care Level 3 and Level 3 Extended Diploma

    Which can eventually lead to:

    • KC HND Health and Social Care


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