Health and Social Care Level 2 and Level 3
- Course length
- 12 - 18 months per level
If you are patient, positive and compassionate and are interested in improving people’s health and well-being then working in health and social care could be the career for you.
The job is challenging but rewarding and brings you into contact with individuals who need support as well as their families and friends and organisations that offer services to them.
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
This covers areas including health and safety, equality and diversity and practical skills in dealing with different health and social care issues for adults.
You will gain:
- Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
- Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
- Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
The Level 3 Diploma develops extended skills for working in the sector and covers the specific health and social care needs of individuals.
You will gain:
- Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
- Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
- Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths
Teaching & assessment
Throughout your training your tutor will guide you through assessments both in the workplace and at College. You will have practical assessments, online tests and assignments.
Your personal assessor will visit you regularly in the workplace (or are happy to see you more often if you need extra help). They will assist you throughout your training to help you achieve your qualification.
Apprentices may need to attend college to gain additional skills but this will be discussed with you and your employer.
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.
You will need to be 16 and over and in full-time employment. You will already be working in a suitable role, or we can help you find one. If you are new to the industry or have limited experience you will need to start at Level 2.
For Level 2 you will normally require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above. For direct entry to Level 3, you will need a relevant Level 2 qualification and ideally English and maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above. However, all applicants will be considered on an individual basis.
You will also be required to attend a college interview.
If you have experience of working in the industry we would be delighted to hear from you.
If you do not have a grade 4 (grade C) or above in English and maths you will need to undertake an assessment so we can ensure you receive the best support for that subject.
If you want to become a health and social care apprentice and do not have a job, UCB will work with you to find a suitable paid placement. If you are in work and want to take an apprenticeship qualification, we can advise you on what you need to do.
For more information please contact the Apprenticeship team:
By telephone: 0121 232 4091 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org