Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care // Level 2

This is the course for you, if you have a passion for caring and want to develop your skills to equip you for a career in Health & Social Care. This Level 2 qualification is mapped against National Occupational Standards for Health and Social Care and acts as a robust and thorough grounding to the industry.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding across a variety of topics, including: Health and safety, communication skills, safeguarding and equality & diversity,

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D/Grade 3 or above (preferably English Language and maths); or pass at BTEC Level 1 Certificate or equivalent; or progression from a relevant Level 1 qualification along with Level 1 or above in English language and Maths. You will also need to attend an interview with a course tutor and demonstrate an interest in working in the Health and Social Care sector.  You will also need to provide two confidential references, you must also show the ability to work in a demanding voluntary settings. 

Course Duration

One year.


Assessment are carried out using a range of methods, which could include: direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence and written assignments. 

Progression & Careers

You may be able to progress onto the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma or Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care. Careers options include: employment in the Health & Social Care industry working with children, the elderly or in a mental health setting.


Course detail
Start September
Level Level 2
Attendance Full-time
Duration 24 weeks
Campus Coast Road Campus