Course Overview

The Level 2 City & Guilds, Health and Social Care Core qualification is a full-time further education course designed for students who are 16+ who and are interested in a career in the Health, Social or Childcare Sector. This course is in the School of Health, Social and Childcare (HSC).

The qualification includes a range of units all designed to provide the knowledge and skills required for working in Health & Social Care and Childcare settings and will allow learners to develop an understanding of the core prinicples and values that underpin Health, Social Care and Childcare practice. Successful completion of the course supports progression onto L3 courses within Health, Social or Childcare. As part of the qualification, learners will complete one day per week work placement, in either a childcare or a health and social care setting. To take part in placements, all learners are required to undertake a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

You will study a wide range of topics over the course of two years, some of these are shown below.

• The principles and values of health and social care (adults, children, and young people)
• Health and wellbeing of (adults, children, and young people)
• Professional practice as a health and social care worker
• Safeguarding
• Health and Safety in health and social care