Health & Social Care Level 2

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care

What will you be working towards?

Code H&SC L2
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


The Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care runs alongside the Level 2 Diploma in childcare. The courses have been designed to enable learners to progress on to a Level 3 course. These qualifications aim to provide learners with knowledge and understanding across a range of key subject areas in health and social care.

Learners will usually be able to achieve the Certificate in one year.


Mandatory Units:

M1    Equality, diversity and rights in Health & Social Care

M2    Human growth and development

M3    Safeguarding and protection in Health & Social Care

Learners are not required to attend placement in a Real Work Environment. However, at the North School, we feel this is really important and therefore offer a week placement over the year to support learning.

How will it be delivered?

Portfolio of evidence. This is a coursework based course. There is no exam for this course. All units within these qualifications are internally graded A* - D.

Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 16 years old. You should have 2 or above in English language and Maths.

Your next steps...

This qualification provides direct progression to our Level 3 courses in Health and Social Care. This qualification does not provide a licence to practise, but may support progression into a range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including:

Care support workers in adult residential settings

Healthcare assistants or community-based support workers