Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details




Health & Social Care

Course Start Date

Wednesday 20th November 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 24 Weeks

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 362.00
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Course Overview

The Level 2 certificate in Health and Social Care provides learners with a good breadth of knowledge for progression. The course covers core subject areas within Health and Social Care such as Safeguarding, Human Growth and Development and Equality and Diversity.

Course Requirements

Relevant Knowledge and Industry Experience: Applicants must demonstrate prior knowledge, relevant experience, and a strong enthusiasm for the industry.

English Language Proficiency: Proficiency in the English language, including the ability to write academically, is a prerequisite. Applicants should possess an English qualification or showcase their academic writing ability.

What you will Learn

During the course, participants will gain an understanding of the principles and practices related to equality and diversity. This encompasses topics such as promoting fairness, inclusivity, and respecting differences in various social and professional contexts.

The curriculum will cover the subject of human growth and development, which includes the physical, psychological, and emotional changes that individuals undergo across the lifespan. This knowledge will help participants comprehend human development from infancy through to adulthood and old age.

The course will also focus on safeguarding, which involves the protection of vulnerable individuals from harm or abuse. Participants will learn about identifying and responding to safeguarding concerns, as well as the legal and ethical aspects of safeguarding in healthcare and social care settings.


Written Tasks and Assessments: Candidates will be evaluated through written tasks and assessments. Work Experience Assessment

Candidates will be evaluated based on their performance, skills, and competencies acquired during their work experience. This assessment method aims to measure their practical application of knowledge and industry-specific skills.


Upon successful completion Students can progress to our Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification.

Career Options

Completing a Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care can open the door to various entry-level career options in the healthcare and social care field. While your specific opportunities may vary depending on local regulations and job availability, here are some common career paths you can consider:

Care Assistant/Support Worker: This is a common entry-level role in healthcare and social care. Care assistants or support workers provide personal care and support to individuals in various settings, such as residential care homes, hospitals, or home care.

Home Health Aide: Home health aides work with clients in their homes, assisting with daily tasks, personal care, and companionship. They often work with the elderly or individuals with disabilities.

Residential Support Worker: Residential support workers provide care and assistance to individuals living in residential facilities, such as group homes or assisted living facilities. They may work with vulnerable adults or children.

Healthcare Assistant: Healthcare assistants work in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings, providing support to nurses and other medical professionals. Their responsibilities may include patient care, taking vital signs, and assisting with daily living activities.

Rehabilitation Aide: Rehabilitation aides assist in the rehabilitation of individuals who have experienced injuries or illnesses. They work in rehabilitation centers, helping patients with exercises and therapies as prescribed by healthcare professionals.

Mental Health Support Worker: Mental health support workers provide assistance to individuals with mental health conditions. They may work in psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities, or community-based programs.

Domiciliary Care Worker: Domiciliary care workers offer care and support to individuals in their own homes. This role is especially important for those who want to receive care while remaining in a familiar environment.

Healthcare Administrative Assistant: If you have administrative skills, you could work in healthcare administration, handling tasks such as appointment scheduling, medical record management, and billing.

Patient Transporter: In this role, you help transport patients within a healthcare facility for tests, procedures, or appointments.

Pharmacy Assistant: If you have an interest in medications, a pharmacy assistant role involves helping pharmacists with tasks like dispensing prescriptions and providing information to patients.

Remember that as you gain experience and possibly pursue further education or training, you can advance to higher-level positions within the healthcare and social care sector. The Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care serves as a foundational step toward a fulfilling and rewarding career in this field.

Mandatory Units

This course consists of three mandatory units:

1. Equality and Diversity

2. Human Growth and Development

3. Safeguarding

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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