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Health and Social Care - CACHE Level 2 Diploma at Harrow College

Course description

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedure.

Course content

The course has four pathways: Generic Health and Social Care Dementia Learning Disability English and Math if you enter the programme without GCSE A*-C English/Maths.

You will need to be working/volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills, the college will support you in acquiring a work experience placement if needed.

Entry requirements

3 x GCSE grade A* -D. Level 1 Health and Social Care or similar qualification.


You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.

Financial information

Please see our information on fees and bursaries on the Young Learners (16+) pages of the website. Any fees paid for full time programmes are non refundable. Please contact Admissions if you would like further information or advice.

Future opportunities

Which type of job roles can learners apply for on completion?

  • Care Assistants in Residential Settings or Supported Living
  • Healthcare Support Workers in Community and Primary Care Environments
  • Healthcare Assistants in Acute Health Environments
  • Care Support Workers in Domiciliary Services

Learners can also progress on to a relevant level 3 programme on successful completion of the course.

Further information

Equipment or materials:

A4 Notepad, Pens, Pencils.

Additional costs:

Any persons working with vulnerable adults and children must undertake a DBS check. There is a charge of £44 for this which you must pay on enrolment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 March 2016
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