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 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