OverviewHealth & Social Care Intermediate (Level 2)
This study programme will allow you to gain a broad knowledge, understanding and develop skills in the health and social care sector. The course benefits from exciting, initiative teaching taught by vocational experts.
Duration: 1 year
- 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 ideally including English & maths OR
- Childcare or Health & Social Care at Level 1
Duration: 2 years
- 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English & maths, and a keen interest in health and social care
- Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered
During the study programme you will look at all areas of the health and social care sector from children to the elderly. You will also look at different provisions and careers that are within this sector.
- Subject units:
- Human Lifespan Development
- Health and social care values
- Research Project
- Effective communication
- Healthy Living
- Individual rights
- Equality and Diversity
- English and maths:
If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade 9-4 (A*-C), we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.
- Work experience:
You will undertake placement (one day a week, with block placements) in a range of vocational settings.
- Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills
- Additional vocational learning and qualifications:
You will also have the opportunity to go on an educational trip that will be related to your studies.
Assessment will be through assignments and there will also be TWO external exams.
You will gain:
- Health & Social Care CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma
plus English and maths qualifications if required
On successful completion of the study programme at Merit Level you could progress on to Health & Social Care Level 3 or Childcare Level 3. Alternatively, you could progress into employment within health and social care settings, where you can combine further workplace training such as NVQs.
This course can be completed in one year or two years dependent on your grades. Please apply for the course as normal and you will be placed on the appropriate course during the application/ enrolment process. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: www.bedfordcollegegroup.co.uk/finance or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.
If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.Full-time Fee Flow Chart
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.Find out more
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- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- Greater Manchester
- Greater London
- Liverpool City Region
- Tees Valley
- West of England
- West Midlands
- Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Barnsley and Doncaster
- West Yorkshire
I would like to train to be a Care Assistant or Support Worker looking after older people, as I have spent time looking after my own grandparents, as well as children in my family. I’ve been given lots of opportunities through the College, including a Health & Care Assistant apprenticeship, which I will start next year in a local care home.
The highlight of the study programme for me has been the work on legislation and the Equality Act in healthcare. It was interesting to study how people are treated and to learn about discrimination in the sector.
I enjoy the written assignments that we have to do and my tutors are very nice and kind. They will always give any help you need.
You feel a lot more responsible for your own learning at College, because it’s a more independent environment where you can develop your own interests. I’m really glad I chose to come here.
Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.