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Health and Social Care NCFE CACHE Extended Diploma Level 2

Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 2 Social Care & Health

The Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care will allow you to gain an applied knowledge of the health and social care sector and will develop your knowledge and understanding of key areas relating to current practice.

Studying the course will also introduce you to some of the practices being used within health and social care settings such as hospitals, care homes and children’s centres. This will include person-centred care, infection prevention and communication strategies.

This is a one-year full-time course and you will potentially be able to progress onto the Level 3 following successful completion of all elements of the Level 2 Extended Diploma.


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Ideal if:

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in health and social care, this qualification is ideal for students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and aspire to achieve a career working in the health and social care sector.

You’ll need:

  • 4 GCSE's at 3 or above including Maths and English
  • DBS
  • Willingness to attend placement on a regular basis




You’ll learn:

You will cover seven units through hands-on learning in a number of interesting areas including growth and development, nutrition, communication and equality and diversity. You will also develop your practical skills through a placement in a health and social care setting.


To undertake work placement as part of your course.

You’ll love:

As part of the course you will get the chance to upgrade your English and Maths skills.

You’ll go on to:

These qualifications do not provide a licence to practice, but may support progression into a range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including:

• Care support workers in adult residential settings

• Healthcare assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments

• Care support workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services

• Community-based support workers.


Social Care & Health


NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Start Date

September 2020


St Austell


1 Year

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