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NCFE CACHE Extended Diploma In Health And Social Care

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Social Care & Health
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year
Course Code   10416-STA-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   12/09/2022

If you want to make a positive difference to someone’s life by contributing to their health, happiness and wellbeing then a career in Health and Social Care is the choice for you.

The Level 2 course 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. You will need good communication skills and a passion to support individuals to live a more independent and fulfilling life. The course aims to help you enhance the skills you already possess and develop others such as the ability to treat people with dignity, empathy and excellent time management.

Studying the course will 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 and could be developed in the classroom, equipped clinical room or work placement.

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.

  What You Will Learn

This 1 year course will explain the role of the Health and Social Care practitioner when working with members of the community.

Through hands-on learning you will learn about 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 which will give you working knowledge of current practice and build on your skills to be an effective team member.

Our experienced tutors will give you the skills and confidence to be able to develop person centred care plans and respond to individuals needs effectively.

  Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including maths and English Evidence for a DBS application by enrolment Ability to go into work placement two days a week, every week for the duration of the course.

  Work Experience

Throughout your course you will spend two days a week in a Health and Social Care setting to develop your skills in practice. This could be a care home, hospital, activity day centre, baby clinic or Children’s Centre to name a few.

We help you to find your placement and a member of the team will visit you once per term to see how you are progressing.


You will be assessed throughout the year both with internal assignments and external assessment. You will also have assessments that you will need to complete in the workplace.


Once you have finished the level 2 course you will have real experience and knowledge of working in a health and social care.

You may choose to progress on to the more advanced level 3 course which could open doors into a large variety of careers such as a 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 and Community-based support workers.




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Emma Dyer

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My time at Cornwall College has quite literally changed my life. Completing the access course has allowed me to progress onto university and fulfill my dream of becoming a midwife.

I chose Cornwall College as the hours for the access course suited my family commitments. After attending an open day, I was also impressed with the support available to students.

The support I have received from my lecturers, my tutor and fellow students has been amazing. After being out of education for 15 years the access course has given me the skills and confidence to progress onto university. The learning curve over the last 9 months has been incredible and I will be forever grateful to those that supported me.

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