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Healthcare, Care and Childcare

Course Code: GHS2

Level: 2
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Our technical certificate in Healthcare, Care and Childcare will provide you with a range of essential skills and knowledge to seek employment or further training within these industries. We’ll teach you the core skills you’ll need to be able to operate in a care setting. You’ll learn all about communication, safe working and safeguarding, alongside the essential work skills you’ll need to succeed in the care industry.

You’ll also complete 180-200 hours of work experience as part of your course. We’ll support you in finding an employer to provide your work experience and give you the opportunity to apply the skills you learn in the classroom to real workplace situations.


What you'll learn

On this course, you will study the following subjects;

  • working in healthcare and care
  • working with babies, children, young people in families in care and education
  • values, beliefs and behaviours for working in healthcare, care and childcare settings
  • communicating for effective practice in care
  • working safely in care environments
  • safeguarding and protecting vulnerable individuals
  • supporting health and healthy living
  • principles and theories of human growth and development
  • developing resilience for working in the care industry.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements

In order to be successful on this course, you will need five GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above.


There will be an end of year exam and assessments throughout the year.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to:

  • the level 3 health and social care or childcare courses at the College
  • employment in the health and social care industry.
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: £999

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): £40

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 C
19 - 23 A + C  or   B + C(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A + C  or   B + C

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.