Health and Social Care or Childcare

This Level 2 T Level Foundation Year course will develop the fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours required to work in the Health and Social Care and Early Years sectors and move on to the T Level course.

Course Information

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Healthcare, Childcare and Uniformed Protective Services
  • Qualification T Level Foundation Year
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length 1 year

This course will develop the fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours required to work in the Health and Social Care and Childcare sectors. You will complete a range of modules that provide transferable skills for either sector as well as gaining valuable work experience within a variety of sector specific settings. You will choose a Health and Social Care or a Childcare pathway.

On this course you will study:

  • Study Human Lifespan Development
  • Consider Health and Social Care Values
  • Study the National Outcomes for Early years or Health and Health Science
  • Study a unit on Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders or a unit on Child Development and Observation, depending on your chosen pathway
  • Develop sector specific employability skills by planning and delivering an employer set project (ESP)
  • Look at Effective Communication
  • Find out about the impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing
  • Study safeguarding children and adults
  • Complete GCSE Maths, English and/or Biology

As part of the course, learners are required to complete days in a sector specific placement. These may include placements such as residential and nursing care homes, day centres, schools, nurseries, specialist care and many more.

The course is assessed via one external exam and six internally assessed assignments and a portfolio.

Choose this course if you wish to pursue a career in (amongst others) nursing, midwifery, primary teaching, working with children, social work, psychology and many more.

Next steps: On successful completion of the course, including achieving GCSE Maths and English, learners will be able to progress to T Level Education and Childcare, T Level Health, Level 3 Cache NCFE Certificate/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or an Apprenticeship in Early Years, Support Teaching and Learning in Schools or Health and Social Care.

Entry Requirements

You will need four GCSEs at grade 3 or above (including English Language and Maths), plus two additional GCSEs at grade 2 or above. If you don’t have a grade 4 in English and Maths, you will be required to study for this alongside your course. You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for any work placements.


You will have access to a Learning Resource centre. There is a refectory in the Hele Building.

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