Level 2 Health & Social Care
Over a one year course, you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to develop your understanding of subjects such as human lifespan development and Health and Social care values. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L3 Health and Social Care course. If you are interested in working with young people and adults as a youth worker, social worker, nurse, midwife or other health professional, this is the course for you.
- Course Information
This is a one year course for anyone who is interested in working with people, especially groups such as the young or the elderly who need extra help or support.
Many students go on to follow careers in one of the caring professions. You will study a variety of topics including communication, supporting health and well-being, and working in health and social care environments. You will have the opportunity to attend work placements one day per week to develop your skills working with others.
Please note that as part of the course you will study English and Maths and due to the placements you will have you will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check to confirm you do not have any cautions or convictions which would put in question your suitability to work in these areas.
Enhanced DBS – During your course you will attend a placement, in a workplace related to your course. Due to this, you are required to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check which is a criminal records background check to assess whether you are suitable to work with vulnerable people, such as children and vulnerable adults. The college will guide you through the online application process, however you will have to produce identification as part of this. Information about what a DBS check is and the ID required to process your application can be found here.
We strongly advise you to obtain the ID required as soon as possible, so your application isn’t delayed.
- Entry Requirements
For our Pre-Advanced L2 courses our entry requirements are 4 x GCSE at Grade 3, Maths or English Language or English Literature at Grade 3 and Grade 2 in the others
Please note that any student who has not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4 for English and/or maths will continue with these studies as part of their vocational study programme.
Some vocational courses will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.
- How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed through coursework which takes the form of assignments, set at intervals throughout the year, and some external assessment.
- Progression Pathway
Successful completion of the course can lead to progression in college, Apprenticeships or employment.
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.
- Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) for 16-18 Students
Students applying for this course undertake work placements with children and vulnerable people as part of their course. It is a requirement that all students complete a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check to confirm they do not have any cautions or convictions which would put in question their suitability to work in these areas. Students who do have convictions may not be able to complete this course. You will need to provide 3 ID documents. These can include; Birth Certificate, Driving License, Passport, Bank statement or a letter.
If this is a cause for concern please speak in confidence to a member of the Schools Liaison team, contact the Head of School or discuss this at one of the College Open Evenings.