Health & Social Care Level 2

Course type: Level 2 Diplomas • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
Equivalent to 3 GCSEs

This one year, full-time course gives students the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of Health & Social Care as well as providing a more in-depth understanding of specific specialist areas. The course also encourages students to gain and broaden their personal skill set and knowledge in order to prepare for a successful working life.

This course can be taken alongside English Language or Maths GCSE retakes.

Course Units

Unit 01:
Human Lifespan Development
Unit 02: Health and Social Care Values
Unit 03: Effective Communication
Unit 09: Healthy Living
Unit 04:
Social Influences
Unit 05: Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Unit 06: The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing
Unit 07: Equality and Diversity
Unit 10: Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders
Unit 12: Creative and Therapeutic Activities

Course Assessment

The course is assessed through at least 60% coursework and two external examinations. You will have two opportunities to sit the exam.

This Course Can Lead To…

Successful completion offers students several routes for progression: direct entry into employment, further learning opportunities within employment or progression to BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care or industry related apprenticeships.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (including Grade 3 in English Language and Maths).