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About the Course

If you’re interested in caring for people as a career, then Health and Social Care will be for you. You’ll find out about all the aspects of healthcare that enable you to progress to the Level 3 qualification, or to an apprenticeship with a healthcare provider, such as the NHS. Find out about the food we should eat an the lifestyles we should lead to be healthy, as well as diseases that cause people to be unhealthy, and how these are treated. How to care for poorly, very young or elderly people; what their rights are, and about all the organisations and careers that are open to healthcare workers. Learn how to give potentially life-saving first aid. There are 2 exams, lots of assignments and a work placement.

More Info

Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. There are three main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: external, internal and synoptic.

External Assessment

External assessments are examinations for the following units;

Unit 1—Human Lifespan Development

Unit 9 – Healthy Living

Internally-assessed units

Most units in the qualification are internally assessed and subject to external standards verification.

In line with the requirements and guidance for internal assessment, you must include the most appropriate assessment styles according to the learning set out in the unit. Internal assessment are based upon coursework and are normally set by your class lecturer.



• Coursework
• Portfolio of evidence
• Observation
• Presentation
• Placement Tasks
• Oral Assessment
• Role Play
• 2 x 60 minute exams

Taking a degree at university in Health and Social Care is certainly an option and would typically lead onto a career either in:
• Nursing (Adult, Paediatrics, Mental Health, Disability)
• Teaching (If the certificate is studied alongside 3 A-Levels)
• A research post for the likes of the NHS
• Paramedic
• Occupational Therapy
• Physiotherapy (with a science)
• Social Work
However it is far more popular that students finishing with a qualification in Health and Social Care will progress into employment within the field, for example in:
• Health care assistant roles
• Mental health assistant roles
• Social Support (Social Services)
• Various Early Years Provision
• Working with special educational needs
• Family support worker
A most popular career choice among our own students, with 90% progressing to this field, is employment in adult nursing.

£44: CRB check (Extended Diploma ONLY).
Above average printing costs due to the nature of assessment.

No, but you should be well organised and willing to work hard to meet deadlines.

Key Facts

Offered As

L2 Dip

Awarding Body


Yes. With the Diploma you may study one AS level.