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Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2 at Sunderland College

Course description

This course is for people who are looking to progress into a career in health care, social care, or community work.

Course content

You’ll study the core values of working in the care sector.  You will see how the needs of people can change over their lifetime and how care workers can meet those needs.

Entry requirements

You’ll need a suitable Level 1 qualification or four GCSE’s at grade D or above including English Language and Mathematics.  You’ll also need two references and to pass an interview with a member of the health and Care team.


The course is taught through classroom learning and directed study.  You will be assessed through course work.

Further information

If you successfully complete the course with a Merit grade, you could progress on to a level 3 Health and Social Care course or a level 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development course, subject to references from the level 2 teaching and placement staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2016
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    • Washington Campus an award winning campus that is home to Washington Sixth Form and our higher education provision. Located between Gateshead and Washington it was built on the site of the former Usworth School. It was developed to cater for up to 850 people from in or around the Washington area.

      The £10 million development provides an excellent learning environment for both academic and vocational course for 16 to 18 year old students, and also acts as our ICT specialist centre. It's equipped with the latest technology to ensure students experience the same systems used by industries in the real world and to help get them ready to move in to higher education or the workplace.

      Washington Campus is also the base for our higher education provision, providing a range of higher education coursesfor the region, from HNCs and HNDs to foundation and full degrees.

      There are also impressive enrichment facilities at Usworth with on site football and rugby pitches and a rec room fitted with a pool table, Xbox 360 and a chill out zone.