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Health and Social Care

Course Code: GHS2

Level: 2
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: CACHE, NCFE
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

About the course

The aim of this qualification is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of core
subject areas that are essential in health and social care to support progression to further
learning or the workplace.


What you'll learn

Subjects covered include human growth and development, equality and diversity,
communication, safeguarding, working in health and social care and the roles and
responsibilities of professionals.

Entry requirements

You will need to have five GCSEs at grade 3 or above to include English and maths (opportunity
to retake). You will also be required to have a passion and motivation to support and help


You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
or gain employment as a:

  • care support worker in an adult residential setting
  • healthcare assistants in the community or primary and acute health environments
  • care support worker in domiciliary services, support living or day services
  • community-based support worker.
Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: GHS2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
This course is free for this age group

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.