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Health and Social Care (Level 2 CACHE Extended Diploma) (16 – 18) — Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you want to develop your knowledge and understanding in health and social care and wish to progress on to the Level 3 Health and Social Care course. The course is a pathway if you are hoping to develop your studies over time and possibly go on to university.

You’ll learn a range of key subject areas in health and social care and includes a bank of optional units, allowing learners to pursue an interest in chosen subject areas.

Units include:

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Safeguarding
  • Communication
  • Mental Health
  • Dementia
  • Working in Health and Social Care

You can expect to develop a portfolio of work and be assessed in your work placement. A key aspect of the course is personal development, with a focus on English and maths skills depending on initial assessments.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C000496 / Q002734


CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care


1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 9-3, including English Language and Maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9-4. Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 or above.

You must be aged 16-18 to apply for this course.

Teaching & assessment

You will be expected to develop a portfolio of work and attend work placement sessions where you will be assessed.


Choose to follow with a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care. You could also work towards a degree course in nursing or social work.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.