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What's Involved

The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social (adults) enables you to develop specialist knowledge for use in the Health and Social Care sector. The course provides a practical work based qualification for staff already employed or volunteering in a care role.

You will work towards achieving core and optional units. All of these add to the required content for the award. Your selection of units will depend on a discussion between you and an Assessor about the duties within your role. It depends on whether you work in the Social Care or the Health sector.

Due to the nature of this qualification studying is more focused on your knowledge and skills. Tutors and Assessors will provide information on the unit subject and candidates will then provide evidence of their knowledge (via training certificates, reflective statements, etc.).

Entry Requirements

The Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care is a vocational course and therefore you need to be employed on a full-time, part-time or on a voluntary basis. If you work part-time or volunteer, then a minimum of 6 hours a week is required in the workplace.

You will also need to provide a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formally Criminal Records Bureau Check) and proof of employment or placement.

Where will it take me?

You may be able to seek employment in the Health and Social Care field if not already in paid employment. You may apply to the level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care as long as you are employed within the field and are working at a supervisory level, not in support.

You can apply for Level 2 Diploma by contacting the College's Admissions department and completing a part-time application form.

Course Assessment Method

You will build a portfolio of evidence with the assistance of an Assessor. It will include a variety of tasks and you are expected to complete the award in 1 academic year.

The qualification is made up of mandatory and optional units. You need to complete 9 core units and a selection of optional units. The number of optional units will vary from person to person as each unit has a number of credits and to obtain the qualification a total of 46 credits needs to be achieved across the both mandatory and optional units.

The mandatory units are:

  • Communication;
  • Health and Safety;
  • Personal Professional Development;
  • Equality and inclusion;
  • Duty of care;
  • Safeguarding;
  • The role of the Health and social care worker;
  • Person centred approach and Handling information.

The optional units will be selected in conjunction with your provided Assessor.

Where and When

Health & Social Care (Adults) For England Level 2 Diploma (Qcf)

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
B095V2P-19A Part Time 10/03/2020 N/A £0 £1,237 N/A
B095V2P-19B Part Time 10/03/2020 N/A £0 £1,237 N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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