Health and Social Care First Certificate/Diploma Care Academy Level 2

Subject Area Health and Care
Course Type 16-18, College
Qualification Level 2
Start Date September 2021
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Health and Social Care First Certificate/Diploma Care Academy Level 2

The Health and Social Care Level 2 Certificate is a one year course that is delivered using the fantastic facilities at our Paignton Campus. The course is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in relation to a career in the Health and Social Care sector.

You will learn about topics such as anatomy and physiology while developing new skills for your career. This programme is assessed through written work, presentations and poster tasks, as well as two written exams.

You will attend the College for three days a week whilst gaining valuable practical experience during a vocational placement in the local area, giving you an insight into the industry. You will need GCSE Maths and English grade 3.

This is the perfect course to develop more advanced skills before you begin to specialise in a particular career. It will help prepare you for clinical pathways, such as nursing or midwifery, as well as social care pathways like social care or support work.

On completion of the Level 2 course, there are three routes open to you. The Level 2 Diploma in Care will continue to develop sector related skills, the apprenticeship in Health and Social Care with an employer or progression to the Level 3 Extended Diploma. The most important point is that occupationally knowledgeable and competent staff will support you with choosing which route is best for you.

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Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You must have a GCSE Grade 3(D) in Maths
  • You must have a GCSE Grade 3(D) in English
  • You will need to have achieved a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3(D) or above
  • You will need to complete a DBS Check
  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject
What will I learn?
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  • Human lifespan development

  • Healthy living

  • Effective communication in health and social care

  • Promoting health and wellbeing

  • Equality and diversity

  • Individual rights

Course Applications

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LocationPaignton Campus
DatesSeptember 2021

This course costs: £

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).

You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.


“I really enjoyed studying Health and Social Care. You're treated as an adult at the College and the tutors get to know you on a personal level, they are really supportive and their knowledge is invaluable. I felt as though I grew as a person during my time there, which is so important."Caitlyn Crofts

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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