Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (2 year)
This two-year Level 2 qualification will give you an introduction to the health and social care sectors. Over the two years, you will develop your knowledge of the sector, undertake a work placement in a relevant health and social care setting and take your maths and English GCSEs.
In the first year you will complete a Level 1 qualification in health and social care to provide you with the foundation knowledge needed to begin your Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care in the second year.
The knowledge and skills gained will ensure that you are able to operate in a healthcare or care setting. You will cover communication skills, safe working and safeguarding skills as well as working skills specific to the sector. You will also have to complete work experience in a relevant setting, providing you with the opportunity to put theory into practice and develop your practical skills.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.
What areas will I study?
- Working in the health and social care sector
- Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults
- Communication for health and social care
- Equality, diversity and rights
- Human growth and development