Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care


The Cambridge Technical Level 2 Extended Certificate, provide opportunities to develop skills demanded by employers. These qualifications and units are structured to enable learners to gain qualifications at their own pace and build on their achievements. The programme offers learners the opportunity to study and prepare for further learning or training, develop essential knowledge, transferable skills and personal skills in Health and Social Care with the aim of enhancing your employability, move into different areas of employment, develop your knowledge and skills as part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD), achieve a nationally recognised vocational qualification.

You will also have the opportunity to acquire the essential knowledge and tools for the world of work by developing transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others and effective communication. You may wish to extend your programme of learning through the study of general qualifications such as GCE, GCE AS or other related/appropriate vocational qualifications.

What are the entry requirements?

Four GCSEs at grades D - G, grades 4 or less or other equivalent qualifications. You will be required to attend an interview.

Students must have a clear DBS certificate.

What subjects will I study?

Units studied are intended to give a broad-based introduction to a chosen career in the caring field such as: influences on health and wellbeing, equal opportunities, and human growth and development. Functional Skills form part of this qualification and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

Every full-time course will include a real experience of work.

Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

How will I learn?

Group work, lectures, practical experience, discussion and written work.

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment i.e. assignments and placements and one integrated vocational assignment, nationally set.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Students can progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, a Diploma in Childcare and Education, an equivalent Level 3 course, an Apprenticeship in Care or employment, such as working in a care home. Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview.

How long is the course?

Full-time over one year.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no specific extra costs, just stationery for study.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk

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