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Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care at West Kent College

Course description

Find out what it is like to work in health and social care settings.

This course offers you the scope to study health and social care and some early years topics, giving you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in these career pathways, including:

• Human life span development
• Health and Social Care values
• Healthy living

You will also undertake a research project.

Two units are assessed by an online exam taken under exam conditions. You will undertake a work placement as part of the course. You will also study English and/or maths GCSE if you have not yet achieved Grade C/4.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at Grades D/3 or above, including English, maths and science. Alternatively, a Level 1 qualification in a related subject and functional skills qualifications in English and maths at Level 2.

You will be interviewed and a place on the course is subject to a DBS check and a positive reference. We expect you to show an aptitude for working with vulnerable people in care settings.

Future opportunities

Progress on to a Level 3 qualification in a related subject, or seek employment in the care industry.

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: 30 October 2018
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    • West Kent College in Tonbridge offers you a wide choice of courses for a fantastic learning experience. Choose from A-Levels, work-related options such as beauty therapy, construction or motor vehicle, Apprenticeships giving you the chance to earn while you learn, all the way up to university-level programmes in a range of subjects.

      The College gives you the freedom to learn in your own way, in an environment that offers first-class facilities and lecturers with industry experience. We will help you find the right course and, often, when your course is completed, help you to find work in the career you are aspiring to.

      Tonbridge campus

      At the Tonbridge campus, students benefit from new buildings including a fantastic theatre seating over 300, television and radio studios, light and airy design studios, photography studios and darkrooms, music rehearsal rooms and recording studios.

      Students can enjoy the latest technology, such as leading-edge IT facilities, a Learning Resource Centre with over 20,000 resources and new science laboratories.

      There is also a range of facilities open to staff, students and the public, including hairdressing and beauty salons and a restaurant with a view over the Weald.