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OCR Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care

Combining academic and vocational elements, this is the perfect course for individuals wishing to progress to a Level 3 qualification, a related apprenticeship or straight into employment in the Health and Social Care sector.

The Level 2 Diploma offers progression from the Level 1 Diploma. Students are required to undertake a placement in a relevant health or social care role for minimum of 60 hours. This provides students with extremely valuable work experience for when they begin to seek employment in the sector.

The course combines both academic and vocational aspects related to health and social care. It provides students with an introduction to both health and social industry sectors. The course consists of 10 units, which includes two core units, two mandatory units and two units which are exam based.

The units are split into a variety of topics including:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health and Social Care Values
  • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care

Homework or private study is required. All Applicants require a clean DBS check.

*Please note - this course was previously known as OCR Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

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4 GCSEs at grades D to G / GCSE grades 3 - 1 (including a curriculum-related subject), or a Level 1 related qualification.

  • Employment as a care or healthcare assistant.
  • Progression to a related Apprenticeship.
  • Progression to Level 3 Health and Social care (with positive reference and record from placement).

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Basic Information

Course Code H03F2HSC9P
Location Wisemore Campus
Level Level 2
Type Full-Time
Fee Aged 16-18: FREE, Aged 19 & Over: Call to speak to Student Finance
Start Date Sep 09 2019

Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

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