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Diploma in Health and Social Care - Level 2 at South Thames College

Course description

This course will prepare you for work in health and social care by focusing on practical, work-related skills which you develop by completing projects that are based on realistic workplace situations. You'll have the opportunity to carry out work experience in a variety of health and social care settings. You'll have the chance to hear from professionals - like midwives and nurses - who are already working succesfully in this area. They'll talk to you about their career path, the sorts of skills and behaviours you should demonstrate and what opportunities there are for people prepared to work.

Course content

Units include:

  • Biology and nutrition
  • Equal opportunities
  • Communication
  • Health and safety
  • Practical caring skills.

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs A*-D including English or maths; OR a relevant Level 1 qualification plus English and maths assessed by us to be at an appropriate level.


Continuous assessment by portfolio building and workplace observation to look at your practical skills. There are two external assessments.

Future opportunities

You can progress to a Level 3 course for better job prospects or take up an apprenticeship.

Further information

You'll need to pay for your DBS check. This is normally paid at enrolment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 December 2015
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