Health & Social Care (L2)

(Equivalent to 2 GCSEs)

If you have an interest in health, early years care, education and social care, then this course is perfect for you. Working with and helping a variety of people is an extremely rewarding career and as part of the course you will gain insight into numerous roles that you may want as a career. During the course you will have placements in a number of care settings, to get a full understanding of health care provision whilst practicing your skills and knowledge gained.

What skills will I develop?

You will develop your understanding of the various job roles within the health & social care sector.

You will develop your communication & other practical skills, enhancing them on a work experience placement.

You will learn more about the nutrition and procedures within health & social care.

What topics will I study?

Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

  • Unit 1: Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Unit 4: Ensuring Safe Environments in Health & Social Care
  • Unit 9: Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health & Social Care
  • Unit 11: Impact of Diet on Health

Where does the course lead?

Passing this course with a Merit or higher will fully prepare students for study at Level 3 or entry level Health & Social Care.


Exam Board


Head of Department

Lisa Ross

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for students who have not attained five grades 4-9 (or equivalent)

Assessment Breakdown

Coursework = 100%