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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
1.3 Health and Social Care
Credits:
25
Qualification No:
600/9939/2
GLH:
197 hours
Total qualification time:
250 hours
Price:
£109.00 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the health and social care sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in health and social care or other related sectors.

    The Skills for Health and Social Care qualifications form part of our Suite of Skills qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.

    Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications

    The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in changes to qualifications in the Health and Social Care sector that will come in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) qualification specification or unit spreadsheet for further details.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve 25 credits. They must complete the three mandatory units from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling 7 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 13 credits from Group O1 (Optional Units - Health and Social Care) and 5 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional Units – Employability Skills, English and Maths). At least 17 credits must be at level 2 or above. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.


    Units

    Mandatory Units

    Learners must complete the three mandatory units from Group M (Mandatory Units), totalling 7 credits.

    Communication in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/2406
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    Duty of Care in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/2414
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    Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/2453
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    Optional Units: Health and Social Care

    Learners must complete a minimum of 13 credits from this group.

    Activity Provision in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/2403
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    Basic First Aid Principles

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/505/2429
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    Care of the Elderly

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/2404
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    Dealing with Loss and Grief in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/2410
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    Dementia Awareness

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    17
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/2524
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    Diabetes Awareness

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/2525
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    Food Safety in Health and Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/2421
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4096
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    Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/2430
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    Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Condition

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/2530
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    Introduction to Disability Awareness

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/505/2529
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    Introduction to Learning Disability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/2531
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    Introduction to Mental Health

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/2533
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    Introduction to Physical Disability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/2532
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    Introduction to Sensory Loss

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/2534
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    Maintaining Quality Standards in the Health Sector

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    A/505/2522
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    Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/2436
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    Protection and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/2443
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    Stroke Awareness

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/2526
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    Support Individuals to Eat and Drink

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/2503
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    Supporting an Individual to be Part of a Community

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/2449
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    Team Work in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/2484
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    Understand How to Handle Information in Social Care Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    9
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/505/2521
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    Working in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/2451
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    Optional units: Employability, English and Maths

    A maximum of 5 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Employability

    A maximum of 5 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4060
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/4065
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    Communication Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4085
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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4077
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    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/617/4156
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4092
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/617/4089
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4097
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4100
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    Leadership Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4109
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    Making the most of work placement

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4105
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/617/4106
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    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4147
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4129
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    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4132
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    Setting and Meeting Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4135
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6261
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/7627
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6257
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/6913
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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4141
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4144
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4150
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/617/4153
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    English

    A maximum of 5 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Engage in Discussion

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6321
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    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4149
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    Listen and Respond

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/6319
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    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/4137
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    Read for Information

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4131
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    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/6324
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    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6318
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    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6323
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    Speak to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/6320
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    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4144
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    Write Accurately

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write Fluently and Accurately

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/6326
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    Write with Accuracy

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4160
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    Write to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6322
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    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/6325
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    Maths

    A maximum of 5 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Making Calculations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4868
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    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/4875
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4882
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/4876
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    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4867
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    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4877
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    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratio

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/505/4878
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    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4869
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4872
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4879
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    Using Probability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Probability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/4870
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    Using Probability

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4880
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    Using Size and Shape

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Size, Shape and Space

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4890
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    Using Size, Shape and Space

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4881
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification provides a range of introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to health and social care, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the health and social care sector and across other sectors.

    It is anticipated that this qualification will be of specific relevance to:

    • Young people interested in a career in the health and social care sector but not yet sure of the precise area of the industry in which they would like to work and who intend, but are not yet ready, to access level 3 qualifications or an advanced apprenticeship
    • Young people and adults, usually with prior attainment at level 1 and below, including those who have had a significant break from or disjointed experience of education, who wish to work in the health and social care sector but need a broad grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills before identifying the most suitable job roles and applying for work.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Mandatory units include:

    • Duty of Care in Health and Social Care
    • Communication in Health and Social Care
    • Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

    Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector (such as awareness of different disabilities, first aid, activity provision in health and social care) alongside generic employability skills (such as leadership skills, working in a team and setting and meeting targets at work).


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Extended Certificate if, before progressing to employment (with further training where possible), to a level 3 Apprenticeship or to a Level 3 qualification, they need a more extended introduction to the sector, including the opportunity to build up a range of skills and knowledge relevant to a number of potential job roles in the sector, as well as more generic workplace skills.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to a number of roles in health and social care such healthcare assistant, community care worker, older people support worker, care home receptionist.


    How will this qualification support the learner’s independence?

    Learners can progress to a Level 3 certificate or diploma in Health and Social Care in any of the available pathways, including Tech level qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health and Social Care or Early Years, or to an advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care in any of the available pathways.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification although they will benefit from having English and Maths skills at level 1. It is available to learners of any age.

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