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Level 2 Extended Diploma in Skills for Health and Care Professions

With this course, you will have an exciting opportunity to undertake a work placement to gain first-hand insight and experience of working in such an exciting industry.

Alongside this, you will explore everything from anatomy, physiology, dementia, nutrition and healthcare practice to social psychology, mental health and learning difficulties.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
  • Dementia awareness
  • Nutrition for Health and Social Care
  • Equality and diversity
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Learning Difficulties

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through written assignments, reports, presentations and leaflets or guides for workers in the sector.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) or above, including English and maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

You will also need a clear DBS to gain entry to this course. More information will be provided upon receipt of your application.*

*A DBS costs £40 and can be claimed back once you have successfuly completed this course.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2022), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed this course, you may choose to progress into employment and begin your career as a Health Care Assistant, Support Worker or a Personal Care Assistant.

Alternatively, you could advance your skills and knowledge by continuing on to the level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care or the level 3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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Ref: Kelly Griffiths


Mental Health and Personal Development
Health and Social Care
Distance Learning

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“I have had so many insightful experiences as part of my Cadetship at College. From working on a respiratory ward and shadowing paramedics to supporting patients with dementia in a care home.”

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

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