• health social care 01
  • health social care 02
  • health social care 03

Overview

This qualification is designed for adults considering a career in the health sector and aims to give learners the opportunity to investigate a work role in the health sector and provide the underpinning knowledge needed to work effectively. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progress to further qualification or employment within health and social care, or to develop within their current job role within health and social care.

This course is delivered as a blended qualification which is a mixture of online learning and tutor support workshops.

Course description

The qualification can support progression to employment and progression within employment for the following job roles and workers:

  • Support worker (supported living)
  • Healthcare support service worker
  • Clinical healthcare support worker
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Mental health support worker
  • Non-clinical roles within healthcare - such as reception staff, porters, drivers etc.

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?

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 Understand the role of the healthcare worker
  • Unit 02 Communication skills for working in the health sector
  • Unit 03 Personal development in the health sector
  • Unit 04 Health, safety and security in the health sector
  • Unit 05 Understand quality standards in the health sector
  • Unit 06 Equality and diversity in the health sector

The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector is internally assessed.

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 June 2022, Duration: 6 Weeks - 6 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 June 2022, Duration: 6 Weeks £633.00 Exam Fee:£58 6 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ June 2022, Duration: 6 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 6 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 April 2022, Duration: 6 Weeks - 6 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 April 2022, Duration: 6 Weeks £633.00 Exam Fee:£58 6 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ April 2022, Duration: 6 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 6 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 February 2022, Duration: 6 Weeks - 6 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 February 2022, Duration: 6 Weeks £633.00 Exam Fee:£58 6 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ February 2022, Duration: 6 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 6 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 January 2022, Duration: 6 Weeks - 6 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 January 2022, Duration: 6 Weeks £633.00 Exam Fee:£58 6 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ January 2022, Duration: 6 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 6 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 November 2021, Duration: 8 Weeks - 8 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 November 2021, Duration: 8 Weeks £633.00 Exam Fee:£58 8 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ November 2021, Duration: 8 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 8 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 13 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 20 September 2021, Duration: 7 Weeks - 7 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 20 September 2021, Duration: 7 Weeks £633.00 Exam Fee:£58 7 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 20 September 2021, Duration: 7 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 7 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.