Course Information

Cambridge Technical Health & Social Care (Level 2)

Qualifications to start the course

General entry requirements for all Level 2 vocational courses are mainly D grades (grade 3/4) for at least 5 GCSE subjects.

Description of the subject

The course covers caring for service users in a range of care settings and includes areas such as equality, effective communication, health and safety and cultural diversity. Students will be expected to complete assignments based on care settings and the workplace.

Health & Social Care looks at a wide range of care settings; residential homes, hospitals, nurseries and schools, and how to care for and treat people in these settings. This will allow students to develop the necessary skills for career progression in the health and social care sector.

What you will do

The course consists of eight units to be studied over one year, including four core units and four specialist units.

The core units include:

    • Communication in Health and Social Care
    • Individual Rights in Health and Social Care
    • Individual Needs in Health and Social Care
    • Ensuring Safe Environments in Health and Social care

 All units are assessed through externally set assignments and coursework. There are no set external examinations.

Future prospects

Achievement of a Distinction or above allows students to progress onto Level 3 courses where applicable. Students may also choose to take up employment or further training to work in areas such as: Child Care, Care Assistant, Care Worker, and Education.