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Skills for Health & Social Care Edexcel Diploma Level 2 at Tower Hamlets College

Course description

Health and Social Care is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK and opportunities are buoyant. This course will give you an understanding of how Health and Social Care services work. You will learn about the care needs of a wide range of people of all ages and from all backgrounds and will be able to put your new skills into practice during your work placement.

This course will enable you to develop skills in caring within the Health and Social Care sector, including communication, individual rights and individual needs, cultural diversity, anatomy and physiology and human lifespan development. Work experience forms a mandatory part of the course.

All full-time learners will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate level. These will be in maths, English and ICT. 


Course content

  • Communication and individual rights
  • Individual needs
  • Cultural diversity
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Human lifespan development
  • Vocational experience
  • Safe environments
  • Human lifespan development
  • The impact of diet on health

Entry requirements

  • A full level 1 qualification
  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade D or above, one must be in English or an equivalent qualification at level 1
  • All learners are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS (formally CRB) disclosure


This qualification is internally assessed and externally verified by Edexcel. You will produce a range of assignments on a wide variety of topics related to Health and Social Care which will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

The placement is an essential aspect of the course as you will refer to it in your assignments, as well as preparing you for work, or Level 3.

Future opportunities

  • Enter employment in the Health and Social Care Sector
  • Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3
  • Internship or Apprenticeship in the Health or Health and Social Care Sector

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 May 2016
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