Level 2

Health and Social Care Level 2 Extended Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
FREE* Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus

Overview

This qualification aims to provide you with knowledge and understanding across a range of key subject areas in health and social care.

You will complete a minimum of 30 hours work experience in a care setting (a DBS will be required)

Entry Requirements

  • Level 1 qualification or GCSEs x 2 at grade 3/D in MATHS or ENGLISH

  • An enhanced DBS disclosure

  • Successful attendance at interview event

Course Structure

  • Equality and diversity rights in health and social care
  • Human growth and development
  • Safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Communication in health and social care
  • Working in health and social care
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Anatomy and physiology

Assessment & Feedback

  • Assignments
  • 30 hours work placement

Course Cost

School Leavers, full_time: FREE

FREE to UK under 19s not in employment.

Important

Aged 18 as of 31st August 2022 and applying for Level 3 Extended Diploma?

Your application and enrolment will be for the one year Level 3 Diploma. If you wish to complete the full Extended Diploma you will need to apply for an (Advanced Learner Loan) to cover the tuition fees after successfully completing the Diploma.

For more information please contact our admissions team

email: admissions@southessex.ac.uk

What Next...

These qualifications do 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 in community, primary care and acute health environments
  • Care support workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services
  • Community-based support workers
  • This qualification will also provide progression to the level 3 health and social care

Success Stories...

Celebrating Success 2022: George Humphries

Celebrating Success 2022: George Humphries

Course studied

Health and Social Care Level 2 Extended Diploma

I would recommend South Essex College because it is a good college to go to and you get to make friends and learn about the different courses.

Health & Social Care Student of the Year, George Humphries has strived to remove barriers to learning and has worked towards achieving high standards despite finding assignments difficult.

George says he feels great about winning the award and that he chose to study at South Essex College because he had a choice of many different courses.

He said: “I like learning new things in my course and my greatest achievements have been starting the course and meeting new friends who I did not know before.”

His tutor said: “George is a kind and caring student, who also shows concern for his fellow peers and also tries to help with class activities and offering advice. George has overcome any barriers that have been thrown at him and has constantly succeeded in anything he does. He is an inspiration to us all and I cannot wait for him to succeed in the health and social care profession. 

George said he would recommend South Essex College because it is a good college to go to and you get to make friends and learn about the different courses.

He added: “My ambition when I finish my course is to stay on for another year of college and then to either get an apprenticeship, or to be able to work in a hospital as a porter or work in a school.”

His tutor said: “Overall George has made outstanding progress and I wish him every success for the future. Well done George!”