Health & Social Care - Extended Diploma - Level 2


Start:
September
Location:
Balliol Road Campus
Level:
2

Course Details

This course enables applied study of the health and social care sector, providing you with an introduction to key areas relating to current practice.

This course promote high quality care and support and has been mapped to the standards within the Care Certificate and National Occupational Standards.

If you want a career where you can progress, feel secure and get an enormous sense of personal achievement from knowing you are positively supporting individuals with a range of health and social care needs, then this course is for you.

With a huge demand for workers, plenty of opportunities for progression and a job in which a high percentage of workers report they feel their work makes a difference, this course provides a pathway for individuals considering a career in health and/or social care. The number of adult social care jobs is projected to grow to around 2.2 million by 2025.

The programme also includes studying Maths and English towards GCSE grade 9-4 (old grading system: A*-C) if you do not already have these grades.

This course is made up of mandatory units and a range of optional units covering key areas of current practice in health and social care such as:

  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Human growth and development
  • Safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Communication in health and social care
  • Working in health and social care
  • Creative activities in health and social care
  • Dementia awareness

All units will be internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods which could include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board.

Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
1 year
  • Health & Social Care - Technical Extended Diploma – Level 3
  • Apprenticeship

This course does not provide a licence to practise, but may support progression into a wide range of job roles in the health and social 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

Entry Requirements

How much will this course cost me?

Aged 16-18

Free.

Aged 19+

There may be fees associated with this course.

You may be eligible to have some or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Financial Support (all ages)

You may be eligible to receive financial support for course fees, travel and childcare. Please visit our Student Finance page for more information.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

If you are aged 16-18 then the majority of our courses are free for you to study. If you are aged 19+ then there may be fees associated with the course. You may be eligible to have some, or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

You do not have to let a lack of money stop you from coming to Hugh Baird College. We have bursaries and grants in place to help support those students that may find it more difficult to cover the costs of participating in further education, these include help with things such as tuition fees, childcare and travel. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

No. We can enrol students from any area. Public transport links are good too, so the College is easy to get to from all across Merseyside.

Please contact our independent Careers Advisors. Call 0151 353 4444 or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.