Health, Science and Social Care Professions

Health and Social Care: Adult Care Level 2 Part-time 19+ Learners Only

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September 2020 and you will be expected to attend college Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am until 4.30pm and can take up to one year to complete.

Entry requirements

  • No qualifications are required, however, Level 1 Health and Social Care plus Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths would be an advantage
  • All students will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

You will achieve

BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate in Adult Care

Course overview

If you want to make a difference to people’s lives in a positive way and at the same time gain skills, then a qualification in Health and Social Care is the route for you! This Level 2 Technical Certificate is designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare for employment or progression to further education.

Course content

The course will be delivered over 12 hours per week. You will have the opportunity to explore health and social care and develop your knowledge to successfully progress to study at Level 3 or apply for employment in health and social care at a trainee level.

You will complete 4 units throughout the year in College and you will also be expected to participate in a minimum of 200 hours work experience, which will be organised by the department.

There is a mixture of study methods employed on the programme, these being practical exercises, group workshops, discussions, assignments and presentations to stimulate your interest and enhance your learning. The course has 4 units which you must achieve in order to be accredited with the BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate in Adult Care.

You will study:

  • Principles and practices in adult care settings
  • Communication
  • Health and Safety and Safeguarding
  • Developing professional practice

You will also study maths and English functional skills/GCSE if not previously attained. You will also take part in a mandatory 200 hours work placement.

You will be continually assessed on this programme through a wide variety of course work, which may take several forms e.g. posters, leaflets, a report or an assignment. Assessments are conducted during work placement, for example, observations of practice.

All equipment will be provided.

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

Upon achievement of this qualification, learners may able to progress to our Level 3 Access to HE: Health Science Professions or a range of job roles within the health and social care sector.

  • 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.

Achievement of this qualification will equip learners with knowledge and understanding across a range of subject areas, which will enable progression to further learning at Level 3 or employment.


How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £1,800 Funding Available

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Health and Social Care: Adult Care Level 2 Part-time 19+ Learners Only

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