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Level 2 Health & Social Care

Subject Area

Health, Social Care & Life Sciences

Student Type

Students aged 16-18

Study Mode

Full Time

Course Type


What is the course about?

This one-year course is ideal if you have a caring and compassionate nature and have an interest in working with people who need short-term or long-term help and support. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in your chosen career and make a real difference to the lives of others.

Why should I choose the course?

If you dream of a career working with people and helping others on a daily basis, this course is ideal for you. Our experienced tutors will support you through this challenging subject, remaining open and approachable whilst encouraging you to reach your potential.

This course will give you the communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills that employers seek. Whether you aspire to be a nurse, social worker, midwife, or care assistant, you are sure to find a huge range of career possibilities to progress on to. The demand for health and social care workers is continuously rising, meaning you will have endless career opportunities upon completing your course. For instance, the NHS predicts that the adult social care sector will need another half a million staff by 2030.

What will I learn?

Topics of study in this varied and interesting programme include communication, human growth and development, equality, diversity, and rights, safeguarding, and working in health and social care. You will study in a practical environment, building on your skills and knowledge through observations in the hospital ward and independent living flat, as well as coursework assessments, so you are fully ready to move onto your level 3 qualification.

What will the course lead on to?

After successfully completing this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to progress on to the Level 3 Health & Social Care qualification, which can lead to opportunities to study at university, take an apprenticeship to earn while you learn, or secure a job and begin your career.

Are there any links with industry and university?

Our dedicated health & social care department has a wide range of links with hospitals and care providers in the local area and further afield. This will help to broaden your career prospects and help you to secure work placements in your preferred career. Guest speakers will also come into college to talk to you about the different roles within the industry, enhancing your career awareness.

As part of this practical course, you will complete 30 hours of work placement experience in a health and social care setting, which will help you to decide which career path you wish to explore. You may even get the opportunity to impress future employers and secure a part-time job.

Our dedicated health & social care department is highly experienced in supporting students to achieve places at university to study courses such as nursing and social work. Our experienced tutors will give you support and guidance to help you to find the best course for you as well as supporting you throughout the application process.

You will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required and a welfare team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

The health & social care courses at Warrington & Vale Royal College are delivered by extremely skilled tutors from a variety of relevant industry backgrounds relevant to the subjects they teach. This course has a key focus on enrichment, careers, and work placement, in order to help you to take your first step on your journey towards your chosen career. Many students have established amazing connections and been inspired for the future after their work placement experiences.

Our health & social care courses regularly receive excellent student satisfaction reports, with students praising the quality of the teaching and the support they receive. Our tutors will focus on teaching you vital employability skills that will allow you to make a good impression in any health and social care role.

As part of this course, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of exhibitions at museums such as the Slavery Museum and the Thackray Medical Museum, to enhance your knowledge of this sector. Students have enjoyed exciting trips to the Christmas markets in Manchester to develop knowledge of the different foods and cultures, in order to enhance their communication and understanding. You may also get the opportunity to visit other educational providers to experience a range of learning activities and develop your own teaching knowledge and skills.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including maths and/or English, or successful completion of a Level 1 qualification. Students will be expected to continue to study towards a GCSE Grade 4 English & maths if not already achieved.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

You will need to complete an enhanced DBS check in order to attend work placement, costing approximately £38. Other costs could include purchasing relevant textbooks and materials to the course, along with paying to go on trips and visits, although this is often a discounted price.

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Starts Sep 2024

36 Weeks
Class Times
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee

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