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Health and Social Care NCFE CACHE Extended Diploma level 2

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Health and Social Care NCFE CACHE Extended Diploma level 2
Code C5361
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


Exploring a broad and engaging curriculum in health and social care, this course will widen your knowledge about this sector. Through hands-on work and a work placement, you will develop both practical and investigative skills to support your studies. The qualification is particularly suited to learners who have the relevant interest and capability to progress in this sector as the course aims to inspire and enthuse you by strengthening your ability to work with others, improve your problem-solving skills, develop your independent study, personal learning and thinking skills; all of which are essential skills and attributes prized by employers. A work placement in a health care setting is required as part of this course providing you with a wider understanding and practical skills required for success in employment in the caring services as well as further study at level 3. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled in a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.


Units of study cover a wide variety of topics that prepare you for work or further study in the health and social care sector. Topics for study include Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care, Communication in Health and Social Care, Working in Health and Social Care. The programme will also help you to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace including team working, working to deadlines, and presenting information effectively. If you have not yet achieved your English and maths at GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent, then you will also be timetabled to study English and maths classes too.

How will it be delivered?

This course is assessed through a variety of methods and is continuous throughout the year. There are five mandatory units and two optional units that will need to be completed and passed to be successful on this course. All units are internally assessed units where evidence for assessment can be generated through a range of activities, including assignments, role-play, practical performance and verbal presentations. If you are re-taking math and English with us, these assessments are externally examined.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Your next steps...

This course can lead you to seek employment within a wide range of junior job roles across the sector, for example in domiciliary care. Alternatively on successful completion and achievement of this course you have the choice, subject to fulfilling all entry requirements, to progress onto level 3 Diploma in health and social care or childcare. Alternatively, you may want to seek out apprenticeships within this industry.



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