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Health and Social Care OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma Level 2 at Gateway College

Course description

This one year course aims to give a broad understanding of the knowledge and skills that are essential when working with people. You will develop and sustain an interest in health, early years and education, social care, youth and community and issues that affect the care sector.

Course content

Many students that study the Health and Social Care Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Gateway College before progressing onto a university course or entering full time employment or apprenticeship.

You will need to pass a DBS (CRB) check to make sure you are suitable for work experience in the health and social care sector.


All units are assessed through your coursework. There are no exams for this course.

You will study the following units:

Communication in Care Settings

Cultural Diversity

Individual Rights in Care Settings

Individual Needs in Care Settings

Ensuring Safe Environments

Creative Activities in Care Settings

Health and Social Care Services

Anatomy and Physiology

Financial information

Free to all UK home students.

Future opportunities

Health and Social Care courses give a good foundation for working with vulnerable people and the Level 2 course is a sound progression to study at Level 3. Courses and careers you can progress on to include: Counselling, Paramedic and job roles in the NHS, Health Promotion, Educational support work, Social Work specialising in children, adults with additional needs, older service users etc, Probation and Police, Youth and Community Work, Nursery Nurse and Child Care.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit our website at or see our prospectus.

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: 17 September 2018
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