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The Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care have been designed to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding essential to the health and social care sector to support progression to further learning or the workplace . An A*-C grade in the Level 2 Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 and provides a good basis to go on to further qualifications, such as the CACHE Level 3 extended Diploma in Health and Social care. Work experience forms a mandatory part of the course .

  • About the Course

    This qualification aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding across a range of key subject areas in health and social care

    You will study the following mandatory units:

      Human growth and development Safeguarding and protection in health and social care Communication in Health and Social Care Equality and diversity in health and social care Working in Health and Social Care

      Optional units may include:

        Creative activities in health and social care Dementia Awareness
  • Entry Requirements

    2 or more GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above including English language or Level 1 Functional Skills English, or successful completion of a Foundation Level course with functional skills in English and maths. You will need a good reference. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    All students must undertake work experience in a care/childcare setting as part of this course. Work placement settings require students to obtain a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) enhanced check to demonstrate that they are suitable to work with vulnerable people and/or children.

  • Progression

    You may progress to the Level 3 Certiifcate in Health and Social Care if you achieve A*-C and ideally Functional Skills Level 2 in English, or you may wish to do apprenticeship.

    This qualification does not provide a licence to practise, but may support progression into a range of job roles in the health and care sector including:

    • Care support workers in adult residential settings
    • Healthcare assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments
    • Care support workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services
    • Community-based support workers.
  • Assessment Method

    Throughout the year you will be given written assignments for each unit and work placement reports.

How to Apply

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Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years

Full Time

Level 2

Location Isleworth

Start Date 04/09/2023

CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social care

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