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Health and Social Care Level 2 at East Kent College

Course description

Perfect if you want to gain formal qualifications that will allow you to care for adults aged 18 or over.

Course content

Broadstairs Campus


You’ll learn hands-on caring skills along with specific work-related skills such as first aid, safeguarding, manual handling and nutrition. You will undertake a one day a week work placement to further develop your practical skills.

You can look forward to working in our clinical ward and domestic home teaching environment.

Folkestone Campus


This one year course is perfect for students who wish to develop their skills in healthand social care. It includes the opportunity to enhance knowledge and understanding of skills to care for others and the responsibilities of working as a professional in a careenvironment.

Specialist tutors will support you as you study a range of units including communication skills, individual care needs, rights and responsibilities, equal opportunities and human growth and development.

You will also develop your transferable skills, including team working and essential employment skills.

You can look forward to the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement.

This Study Programme will include English and maths at an appropriate level, and it will support the development of skills towards employability and suitability to progress onto the next level of study.



Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at D grades or equivalent, including maths and English. Students may be able to progress from Level 1 vocationally related programmes.


You will learn through practical demonstrations, and assessment will be through written work.

Financial information

If you are 16-18yrs old at the start of the Study Programme, it will be free. There may be additional payments required for trips, visits and other materials. For adult learners (over 19) financial support towards the costs of your Study Programme may be available. Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such as travel, equipment and childcare.

Please contact Support Services for confirmation of all Study Programme fees quoted:

Broadstairs Campus - 01843 605062 (or e-mail

Folkestone Campus – 01303 858300 (or email

Please note: For those claiming state working age benefit this course is classed as part-time.

Future opportunities

On successful completion you could progress on to our Level 3 programme or into employment.

Further information

Please Contact - Student Support Services on 01843 605062, e-mail:

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 January 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year(s)
  • Course code: 203028/1/1
  • Web url:
  • Number of planned places: 32

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    • East Kent College's Folkestone Campus is in easy reach of the town centre and Folkestone's thriving creative quarter.

      We offer Study Programmes and courses across a range of subject areas, suited for all students, abilities and ambitions.

      We already haveThe Edge, our School of Creative and Business, a unique combination of a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and a range of Design, Photography and Film  courses as well as some other fantastic new facilties planned for 2015.

      East Kent College is committed to developing the prosperity and well-being of the communities we serve.