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Health and Social Care – Preparing to Work Level 2 at Wirral Metropolitan College

Course description

This course is aimed at young people who wish to work in the rewarding Social Care sector.

The course focuses on improving your knowledge and practical work placement skills may help you find work within the sector.

Course content

This Level 2 Certificate is vocationally based and includes topics such as:

  • Role of the Social Care Worker
  • Duty of Care
  • Person-Centered Planning

Entry requirements

You should have 4 GCSE's including English and maths, with a grade D in either English or maths and two other GCSEs at grade D.

Successful completion of a Level 1 HSC course is also eligible.


You will be assessed by assignments and workbooks. These assignments may include practical activities on placement.

Future opportunities

This course and work placement should give you a head start in finding employment in the Health and Social Care sector, or obtaining an Apprenticeship in this field.

The knowledge gained will be recognised by employers and Apprenticeship frameworks.

You may progress onto our Level 2 OCR Diploma programme, or our Level 2 Apprenticeship programme with the Skills for Health Academy.

Further information

Work placement for this qualification is a compulsory part of this course. All students will be subject to the DBS Disclosure and Barring Services (formly CRB)

Study programmes are full-time courses for 16 to 18 year olds which include:

A qualification such as the NCFE Level 2 Preparing to work in Adult Social CareMeaningful work experience

English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths already

Non study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, guest speakers and trips

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wirral Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 24 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: J187
  • Web url:
  • Number of planned places: 18