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Health & Social Care, Extended Certificate Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2022

  • Venue
    Paston College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2022, Full Time


This course provides the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue a career in the Health and Social Care Sector and is made up of units which may include:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health and Social care values
  • Effective Communication
  • Healthy Living
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Human Body Systems
  • Vocational Experience in Health and Social Care

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE's at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care or other suitable foundation course passed at Merit level. A successful completion of Disclosure Baring Service (DBS) check.

Good English and Maths skills are essential for many jobs and courses you will progress on to. The Government has made it priority for students to develop these skills and your course programme will reflect this key aim. Depending on your grades when you start this course you could either study Functional Skills or GCSEs alongside the other parts of your programme of study.


This course will introduce you to the health and social care field. This programme provides the underpinning knowledge required to progress on to further study within the Health Care sector such as Level 3 Extended Diploma Health and Social Care


Throughout the course, you will learn by completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.


After successful completion of the course you may progress to a higher level qualification at College such as a level 3 qualification.

Career Progression

After the course you could seek care-related work.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.

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