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Health & Social Care Level 2 Diploma at Seevic College

Course description

This course will give you a taste of what health and social care is all about, helping you to make an informed choice about working in these rewarding sectors.

You will develop practical skills in caring, effective methods of communication, how to meet individual needs and how to promote the rights of service users. 

We will encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning. This will help prepare you for further study or for progression to direct employment in the health or social care environment.

Course content


  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health & Social Care Core Values.


  • Effective Communication
  • Healthy Living.


  • The Impact of Nutrition on Health & Wellbeing
  • Equality & Diversity in Health & Social Care
  • Individual Rights in Health & Social Care.

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements

  • At least four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English Language or Maths. At least one GCSE needs to be at grade C/4 or above.

Specific Entry Requirements

  • Grade D/3 or above in GCSE English Language
  • Grade D/3 or above in GCSE Maths
  • A satisfactory DBS check will be required.


Assignment work is completed using a range of formats, including: posters, leaflets, fact sheets, games and presentations. Some learning takes place outside the classroom, with trips to settings or discussions with visiting guest speakers. The majority of units are assessed through internally set assignments; other units will be externally assessed.

Financial information

  • All students will undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check – this is currently £62, but may be subject to change
  • Material costs
  • Trips/visits – these should not exceed £50 in any one year.

Future opportunities

This qualification can lead to further study – such as the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Health & Social Care (equivalent to two A Levels). Some students choose to go straight into employment and they can consider a wide range of opportunities in the care field.

Former student success

Many students progress to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care and continue to study at university in subjects like: Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Forensic Science and Teaching.

Further information

  • Opportunity to carry out work experience in a Health & Social Care setting
  • Trips/visits to complement the learning on your course including Colchester Zoo, the local food bank and The Science Museum. 
  • Course Tutors have a wealth of experience from working and studying in the Health & Social Care field, including: Nursing, Public Health, Childcare, Residential Care and Physiotherapy.
  • Guest talks from a range of health and social care practitioners – past speakers have included: Midwives, Nurses, Paramedics, Complementary Therapists, Dieticians and Social Workers. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 April 2018
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    • Approximately 3,000 students study at Seevic College's university style campus located in Benfleet, Essex. 

      Recently our campus was transformed by a multimillion pound refurbishment project. During the project, we:

      • Built a brand new space for socialising and event hosting - it's called The Hub
      • Completely refurbished and remodelled 26 classrooms and teaching spaces
      • Created a brand new Learning Support Centre
      • Developed a brand new Performing Arts facility