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Health & Social Care Level 2 Diploma at Waltham Forest College

Course description

This course is for anyone aged 19+ who are already working in health and social care. This can either be in a paid role or a voluntary capacity.

Course content

The mandatory units include: communication, personal development, equality and inclusion, duty of care, the role of the health and social care worker, safeguarding and protection, person-centred approaches, health and safety and handling information. 

There are then additional optional units which build the qualification to 46 credits. The optional units you choose are specific to your job role.

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements however a good level of written and spoken English is required.
  • Agreement of applicant's employer. 
  • Interview and assessment.


  • Workplace assessments and observations of performance. 
  • This course is a mixture of competence and knowledge units which will all be delivered in the workplace.

Future opportunities

  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care course. 
  • Any of the short courses in Health and Social Care. 
  • Other career paths in the Health and Social Care industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Waltham Forest College directly.

Last updated date: 24 July 2017
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    • Train:

      Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.


      The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.


      From Walthamstow Central:Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the 'Bell Corner' (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately five-minute walk.

      From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford