Level 2 – Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care
Level 2

This course is suitable for someone who is relatively new to working within the Health and Social care sector. Its flexibility suits all fields of health and social care, for example; working with people with a disability, people with dementia or children and young people.

Who is this Qualification for?

This qualification is aimed post-16 learners in Wales working, or seeking to work, in the health and social care sectors. This qualification is accessible to all who wish to undertake it, with any barriers which may restrict access and/or progression being identified and supported to ensure equality of opportunity.

What are the potential job roles for those with this qualification?
  • Residential care
  • Community and Primary care
  • Acute health environments (hospitals)
  • Domiciliary services (home care / home help)
  • Supported living projects
  • Community-based care
  • Private care for a person or family.
How the qualification is structured

There are several routes available to learners within the qualification. Once a route is selected, to achieve this qualification, learners must successfully complete and pass all relevant mandatory units.

The routes and mandatory units are as follows:

Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core (Adults)

001 – Principles and Values of Health and Social care (adults)

003 – Health and Well-being (Adults)

005 – Professional practice as a health and social care worker

006 – Safeguarding individuals

007 – Health and Safety in health and social care.

Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core (Children and Young People)

002 – Principles and values of health and social care (children and young people)

004 – Health and well-being (children and young people)

005 – Professional practice as a health and social care worker

006 – Safeguarding Individuals

007 – Health and safety in Health and Social care

Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core (Adults and Children and Young People)

001 – Principles and Values of Health and Social care (adults)

002 – Principles and values of health and social care (children and young people)

003 – Health and Well-being (Adults)

004 – Health and well-being (children and young people)

005 – Professional practice as a health and social care worker

006 – Safeguarding individuals

007 – Health and Safety in health and social care.

 

The mandatory units for the (Adults) and (Children and Young People) routes are assessed through:

  • three externally-set, internal scenario-based assessments; and
  • one externally-set, externally-marked multiple choice test

The mandatory units for the (Adults and Children and Young People) route is assessed through:

  • four externally-set, internal scenario-based assessments; and
  • one externally-set, externally-marked multiple choice test

 

To achieve the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) qualification learners must achieve a minimum of 35 credits in total:

  • 14 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory group.
  • A minimum of 14 credits must be achieved from Optional group A.
  • The balance of 7 credits can be achieved from units in Optional groups A or B.
  • A maximum of 14 credits from Optional group A and B may be achieved from units at level 3

The mandatory units are as follows:

  • 230 – Supporting core practice in Health and Social Care (Adults)

*Please note learners must complete the Level 2 in Health and Social Care: Core qualification prior to or alongside this qualification.

Optional Units

Optional units will be discussed with learners and selection based on specific job roles.

Certification Gained
  • City & Guilds / WJEC – Level 2 in Health and Social Care: Core
  • City & Guilds / WJEC – Level 2 Essential Skill in Application of Number
  • City & Guilds / WJEC – Level 2 Essential Skill in Communication
What are the benefits of this qualification?

Learners who achieve the Level 2 in Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults), will have also achieved the Level 2 in Health and Social Care: Core. This means they will be a recognised level 2 practitioner.

Qualification Time

Completion of this qualification is a maximum of 15 months.

The Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund

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