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Level: 2

Location: Other

Years: 1

Weeks: 52

Hours: 10.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 0.00*

Exams (£): 1200.00**

Interview: Y

Course Summary

You will complete nine mandatory units (24 credits) and various optional units from a wide choice.

Each of the awards is based on an amount of credits and the Level 2 Diploma is made up of 46 credits.

Some of the topics you will cover are:

  • Safeguarding
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Communication
  • Person-centred care
  • Health and safety

Entry requirements

You must be employed in an appropriate health and social care setting.

If you volunteer in such a setting, this will be discussed at your interview.

Course Content

You will complete nine mandatory units (24 credits) and various optional units from a wide choice.

Each of the awards is based on an amount of credits and the Level 2 Diploma is made up of 46 credits.

Some of the topics you will cover will be:

  • Safeguarding
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Communication
  • Person-centred care
  • Health and safety

Each of the units will be assessed by a competent assessor.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by an approved assessor, who will visit you in your workplace to observe and assess your practical work. You will submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding.

You do not have to attend College or classes.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The costs will be £1,200 for the course.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

Derby College Student of the Year prepares to start nursing degree

Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."

I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.


For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.


These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.

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