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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Health & social care Level 2

Level 2

Course code: H06D141
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level > Full Time
Duration: 1 year
Subject area: Health & Social Care
Location: Hereford
Additional Costs - £69.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

Health and social care is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK. You will learn about the care needs of a wide range of people of all ages and from all backgrounds. You will be able to put your new skills into practice during your work placement opportunity. On completion of this programme you will have a nationally recognised qualification which can help you progress to the T Level Health (Adult Nursing) or the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care. Progression rates onto level 3 are high, due to the support, encouragement and challenge that the level 2 students receive from our dedicated team of specialist teachers.

What qualification will I gain?

BTEC Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care or BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care, depending on programme pathway.

Why choose us

There is a wide range of employment and development opportunities within the health and social care sector. You could be working with many different people and you have the potential to make a massive difference to a person’s life. This makes health and social care a rewarding career choice.

What you could do next

Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include T Level Health (Adult Nursing), Level 3 in Health &Social Care or in Childcare – Early Years Educator. Employment options may include health care assistant, domiciliary care, support worker or personal assistant.

Popular modules

  • Equality and diversity

  • Safeguarding

  • Communication

  • Mental health

Key facts

Students benefit from the opportunity to undertake work placements in the sector to complement their studies

Assessment methods

Assessments will be via external exams, controlled internal assessment and written assignments

Entry requirements

A minimum of four GSCEs at grade 3, including English and maths or successful completion of a related Level 1 qualification and good progress with English and maths.