Course Info

Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

Entry Qualifications

See Standard Entry Qualifications.

You are required to have 4 GCSEs at grade D including English and Maths. You will also be required to undertake an interview and will be expected to be enthusiastic about working in the health and social care sector.


1 Year

Course Content

Throughout the course you will develop a range of skills and knowledge preparing you for progression into employment within the Health and Social Care sector or onto a related Level 3 course within the college.

Throughout the course you will study 10 units in total. These include:

• Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

• Individual Rights in Health and Social Care

• Health and Social Care Values

• Human Lifespan Development

• Healthy Living

• Creative and Therapeutic Activities

Special Features

• Alongside your core Health and Social Care studies you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills in Maths and English (if not already achieved at L2)

• So that you can attend your weekly placement you will undergo and acquire an enhanced DBS check

Course Format

Full time


On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

• The L3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (subject to meeting entry requirements)

• Employment within the Health & Social Care sector

• An Apprenticeship