Health and Social Care Level 2 Full-time (FHSC)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC155
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


If you want to make a difference to peoples lives in a positive way and at the same time gain skills, then a qualification in Health and Social Care is the route for you! This Level 2 Extended Diploma is designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills you to prepare for employment.


The course will be delivered over 12 hours per week. You will have the opportunity to explore health and social care and develop your knowledge to successfully progress to study at Level 3 or apply for employment in health and social care at a trainee level.

You will complete 7 units throughout the year in College and you will also be expected to participate in a minimum of 120 hours work experience, which will be organised by the department.

There is a mixture of study methods employed on the programme, these being practical exercises, group workshops, discussions, assignments and presentations to stimulate your interest and enhance your learning. The course has 7 units which you must achieve in order to be accredited with the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.


  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Human growth and development
  • Safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Communication in health and social care
  • Working in health and social care

Optional Units (2 required)

  • Health and well-being
  • Dementia awareness
  • Creative activities in health and social care
  • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
  • Common care disorders
  • End of life care
  • Infection prevention and control in health and social care
  • Learning disability
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Nutrition for health and social care

How will it be delivered?

You will be continually assessed on this programme through a wide variety of course work, which may take several forms e.g. posters, leaflets, a report or an assignment.  You will need to complete and achieve a minimum of a D grade for all your assignment work, this includes attending your work experience and successfully passing all your units to be awarded the NCFE CACHE Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. You will need a minimum of a C grade and GCSE English grade C to progress into Level 3.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths or Level 1 Health and Social Care plus Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths

All students will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

 In addition we require a good school/college report, with regards to attendance, punctuality and standard of behaviour.

Your next steps...

On completion of this programme, you could progress onto the Level 3 Health and Social Care or into a range of job roles within the health and social care sector such as:

•Care Support Workers in Adult Residential Settings

•Healthcare Assistants in Community, Primary Care and Acute Health Environments

•Care Support Workers in Domiciliary Services, Supported Living or Day Services

•Community-Based Support Workers.

Achievement of this qualification will equip learners with knowledge and understanding across a range of subject areas, which will enable progression to further learning at Level 3, for example:

•Types and functions of provision

•Legislation, frameworks, policies, procedures and codes of practice

•Roles and responsibilities of health and social care practitioners

•Care values

•Human growth and development through the life span

•Health, well-being and care needs •

Partnership working

•Health and social care priorities.