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Health and Social Care, CACHE Extended Certificate and Diploma
What will I do on this course?
This Level 2 Health and Social Care course will give you the knowledge and experience to start making informed choices about future career paths in the sector. You’ll learn about human growth and development, safeguarding and protection, equality and diversity in practice, mental health and wellbeing, and social care values.
You’ll attend work placements in a diverse range of settings and get first-hand experience of the professional roles that provide care. As part of the course, you’ll also develop a range of other skills and qualifications needed to find employment and to progress. This includes report writing, administration skills, and English and maths skills.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be assessed through coursework, including projects, assignments and presentations, and practical work.
What could I do after this course?
The course will help you understand the range of jobs available and choose which you’re most suited to. You could also progress to a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or an apprenticeship with Weston College.
To enrol on this course, you’ll need four GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 2/E to 4/C, or a relevant Level 1 qualification with a reference.
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What Our Students Say
Ella Jones-Loates, Health and Social care
“I enjoyed my course very much, particularly the teachers and the friends I've made”
Former school: Gordano
Course: Health and Social Care
What next? Going to university to study midwifery.