About The Course
This qualification covers a range of key subject areas in health and social care. It offers mandatory units and a variety of optional units; enabling learners to pursue an interest in specific areas of social care and health studies, while still allowing enough diversity for the optional units to be tailored to suit a learner’s preferred progression path.
Additionally the Care Certificate links directly to the care sector with standards that are supported by the CACHE assignments for cross reference giving learners the opportunity to have a meaningful industry placement experience.
The course will be delivered three days a week in college, one day a week in industry placement and 2 x Block weeks in industry placement.
Four GCSEs at grade 2 – 4.
Achievement of the Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care can support learners’ access to the L3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care; successful completion of the Care Certificate can significantly impact on progression into a wide range of job roles within 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
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma Health and Social Care:
- Equality and Diversity
- Human Growth and Development
- Working in Health and Social Care
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Infection Prevention and Control
- End of Life Care
This is an interesting, diverse course designed to equip the Health and Social Professionals of the 21st century with key skills and knowledge to take them to the next stage of their development.
The course is challenging, with learners expected to be self-reliant, taking responsibility for their own learning by producing well researched and referenced submissions to meet course deadlines. Learners are supported by an experienced team of lecturers, some of whom also work part-time in the Health and Social Care industry.
- Health and Social Care Polo Shirts are a requirement for Industry Placement and can be purchased from goyalsbca.co.uk
All students are required to supply their own Stationery and in order to make the induction of your course as smooth as possible, it is essential that you are prepared before you start.
The items you will need for your first day are:
- A full pencil case
- A notebook
- An A4 lever arch file, dividers and plastic poly pockets
- Highlighter pens
- Colouring pens
- Laptop or tablet (only if available to you)
Your course study book, available from Amazon, is:
- NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma Health and Social Care
- Care skills Level 2 Care Certificate
First Aid training is crucial for a career in the Health and Social Care sector and therefore a compulsory part of your study programme is to undertake First Aid training here at College. A £20 fee will be made during your enrolment.
100% coursework (internally marked)
Industry Placement is a fantastic opportunity for you to get hands-on experience and is also a compulsory and invaluable part of your course.
Depending on your Course and Level you will be required to attend a weekly day placement and/or block placements of one week or more. This will be discussed with you once you commence your study programme. We have a fantastic Industry Placement Team who will support you along your placement journey.
Previous placements have included:
- Residential Care Home
- Nursing Home
- Day Centre
- Children’s Centre
- Health Centre
- Supported/Sheltered Accommodation
- Domiciliary/Community care
- Respite Care
- Residential Schools
- Assessment Centre
- Special Schools
- Specialised Voluntary Groups