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Suitable for Adult (19+)
Level 2
Mode of study Part Time Day
Duration 18 weeks
Subject area Health & Social Care
  • 31 Jan 2022
  • East Ham Campus
  • 05 Sep 2022
  • East Ham Campus
  • 05 Jan 2023
  • East Ham Campus

This course has a high employability value. The units are focused on the knowledge employers in Health & Social Care require, in order to work with vulnerable individuals such as individuals with Dementia or Stroke.

It serves as a stepping stone to progress on to a level 3 Diploma in HSC and HE to become a Nurse, Social Worker or work as a Care Assistant in a care home with the elderly. The knowledge you have obtained could enable you to progress within the organisation you work in.

Course description

The course has 15 units to be completed. They vary from Protection & Safeguarding, Dealing with Loss & Grief to Disability Awareness and Introduction to the Autistic Spectrum. It also includes overall knowledge about Communication, Duty of Care and Equality and Inclusion. Case studies are used to demonstrate the application of knowledge.

Additional information

Entry requirements

You must possess a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 including English and Maths and/or equivalent.

An initial diagnostic assessment must be completed before you are enrolled – you will need to achieve Level 1 English, diagnostic 60% or above to be accepted on to the Level 2 course. This is to ensure you are placed on the right course at the right level.


Progress to a level two Diploma in HSC; then to a level three HSC course or work in a Care Home. There are always opportunities to volunteer in a HSC organisation, with the opportunity of further training or apprenticeship. You can also progress to the Access courses in HSC, Early Years or Health Sciences in order to go to HE.

Fees and funding

The course fee is £362 plus exam fee £75

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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