Level 2 Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care

You will gain experinece of working in a caring setting as well as acquiring knowledge of the theory of health and social care


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10356
Campus: Lisburn, Newtownards
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Health & Care
Course Overview

You will gain experience of working in a caring setting as well as acquiring knowledge of the theory of health and social care.  You will have the opportunity to gain practical caring skills in care settings through work placements and working with different client groups.  You will gain an appreciation of the skills and qualities required to be a "carer" and become more knowledgeable in good care practice.

You will study 4 core and 4 optional units and  you will participate in periods of work placement, a minimum of 60 hours. There is an attendance commitment requirement of at least 15 hours per week.

Subjects will include:

Optional Units:

  • Human Lifespan development
  • Health & Social Care Services
  • Vocational Experience in a Health & Care setting
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Health & Social Care

Core Units:

  • Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Individual Needs in Health & Social Care
  • Individual rights in Health & Social Care
  • Ensuring Safe environments in Health & Social Care

You will be required to undertake a period of work experience, examples of which could include working in a nursing home or within a childcare setting.  You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English or Maths together with ICT Essential Skills.  You will also participate in enterprise and entrepreneurship programme to  help you explore and develop ideas for starting your own business.

 Core Units:

  • Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Individual needs in Health & Social Care
  • Individual rights in Health & Social Care
  • Ensuring safe environments in Health & Social Care

You would like to work as a Social Worker, Care Worker or Nurse.

About human lifespan development, health and social care services, anatomy and physiology for health and social care.

The work experience included in this course working in a nursing home or within a childcare setting.

If you achieve a Merit Grade in the Diploma, you can progress to the Level 3 in Health and Social Care or Early Years. You could then progress to the HNC in Health and Social Care or a HND in Applied Practice Working with Children and Families /Foundation Degree Early Years which will lead to jobs such as nursing, social work or Early Years Practitioner.

2 GCSEs at Grade D or above and a strong desire to work in a health or social care setting and are committed to undertaking work experience. You are required to complete an Access NI clearance.

You will also be required to pass initial interview assessment test . 

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