Health, Science and Social Care Professions

Health and Social Care Level 2 Full-time 19+ Learners Only

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start dates throughout the year. and can take up to one year to complete.

Entry requirements
  • Three GCSEs at grade A* to D including maths at grade 3/C or above plus GCSE English at grade 3 or Level 1 Health and Social Care plus Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths
  • All students will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
You will achieve

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Last updated: 29th Nov 2018

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 Extended Diploma is designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills you to prepare for employment.

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 7 units throughout the year in College and you will also be expected to participate in a minimum of 120 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 7 units which you must achieve in order to be accredited with the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.


  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Human growth and development
  • Safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Communication in health and social care
  • Working in health and social care

Optional Units (2 required)

  • Health and well-being
  • Dementia awareness
  • Creative activities in health and social care
  • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
  • Common care disorders
  • End of life care
  • Infection prevention and control in health and social care
  • Learning disability
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Nutrition for health and social care

How will I be assessed?

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.
You will need to complete and achieve a minimum of a D grade for all your assignment work, this includes attending your work experience and successfully passing all your units to be awarded the NCFE CACHE Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.
You will need a minimum of a C grade and GCSE English grade C to progress into Level 3.

What equipment will I need?

All equipment will be provided.

Where will I study?

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

What can I do next?

Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to progress to our Level 3 Award, Certificate and Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, or into a range of job roles within the health and social care sector such as:

  • 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, for example:

  • 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.


How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £2,225

Extra information

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Health and Social Care Level 2 Full-time 19+ Learners Only