Diploma in Health and Social Care

Course Information

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Care and Education
  • Qualification Diploma
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Course Length 1 Year
  • Start Date *Please see below
  • End Date *Please see below
  • Day Variable
  • Times Variable
  • Fee £795
  • Reduced Fee None

The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care is a part knowledge based and part competency based qualification for which you will achieve 46 QCF Credits. Various pathways available dependent on work setting and job role.

This is an intermediate course recognising your ability to gain a good knowledge and understanding of a subject and to perform varied tasks. This is primarily for those working indepdently in a face-to-face role with service users.

Course dates are:-

  • 18th September 2017to the 17th September 2018.
  • 15th January 2018to the 14th January 2019.
  • 16thApril 2018to the 15th October 2019.

There will also be practical assessments for each unit which will take place in the workplace by a qualified college assessor.

All of your knowledge work will be assessed by assignments and your practice will be assessed in your workplace by a range of methods including observations in line with the requirements of the City & Guilds of London Institute. You will be supported by your Skills officer to build an electronic portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements

You must be working in health and social care and must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) for your employer. You need excellent communication and organisational skills and be motivated to learn. You will have to undertake an interview and complete a skills scan. This is suitable for people starting out in the sector and for those with more experience who want to gain a meaningful work related, competency based qualification.


Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers.

Additional Costs

Peripatetic assessment is included in the fee.

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