Health and Social Care Level 2

The Health and Social Care Study Programme is ideal if you wish to take an initial qualification and develop your skills towards a career in the health or social care services. You will complete work experience placements as part of the programme which are valuable to add to your CV. You will apply learning in practical and realistic ways, develop skills that are highly valued by employers and gain confidence by developing independent learning skills. Delivery is through a mixture of classroom teaching, assignments, seminar presentations, resource based learning, research, personal study and tutorials.


Applications for full-time courses have now closed.

If you have not yet made an application to study at Colchester Institute then you will need to book onto an Advice Session where you can speak to a course tutor post-results day.

Whilst we cannot guarantee that a place will be available on your preferred choice at this late stage in the application cycle, we will help to get you sorted for September.

Advice sessions are by appointment only and will be available to book from 10am on Thursday 12th August. As soon as bookings have opened, you will be able to use the appointment calendar to book an advice session. Information about our advice sessions and how to book can be accessed here:

Advice Session Information

What Will I Learn?

Some units of the programme will help to improve your general skills, whilst others are vocational and will help you to develop skills in relation to care services. This programme will also help you to prepare your CV and improve your interview skills.

You will learn through a mixture of classroom teaching, assignments, seminars, resource based learning, research, personal study and tutorials. You will also engage in activities to develop your English, Maths and employability skills.

Course Content

Health and Social Care Level 2 – Course Content

The programme is made up of a number of different elements. On successful completion you will achieve:

• Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
• Level 2 Award in WorkSkills
• English and/or Maths Qualifications (depending on grades on entry, either GCSE or Functional Skills)

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs (9-3) including English and Maths, or satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in a relevant Level 1
qualification and an interview. Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS*) check

* Please note there is a charge of £45 for an online DBS check.

What Can I Do Next?

Successful completion of this programme could lead to  progression onto the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, employment or an apprenticeships in the health or social care sector.

How to make an Application – Watch our video guide!

We have also prepared a step-by-step video guide – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.

Health and Social Care Level 2
LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
Start DateSeptember 2021 - Applications open on 1st October 2020
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,254


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