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Health and Social Care — Level 2

Course information

This course is at intermediate level in the Health and Social Care sector. You will be led by dedicated tutors with experience from a variety of settings such as nursing, hospitals and social care areas.

The aim of the course is to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of core subject areas in Health and social care and to support progression to further learning or into the workplace. Learners must achieve the unit assessments for the 5 mandatory units and 2 optional units.

The units are designed to cover the body of content that employers and educators in the sector consider essential for this level. They will also support the remainder of learning needed for this qualification. Your work will be internally assessed, applying your knowledge, skills and understanding.

This qualification is graded A* - D. It will be assessed using a range of methods. Learners are encouraged to attend work placement in order to support their learning. 30 hours of placement in a Real Work environment


Level 2 in Health and Social Care

This course leads to...

Other Level 3 qualifications such as in Health and Social Care, before University subjects in Nursing, Midwifery and allied health professions.
This qualification allows progression directly in to employment as social carers or healthcare assistants.

Entry Requirements

You are required to have the following:

- 3 GCSEs including English Language and Maths GCSE Grade D or 3

- Two satisfactory references (essential)

- Commitment to equal opportunities

- The qualities needed to be an effective Health and Social Care worker. It is essential that all students can work as part of a team and be able to respond to adults in a responsible manner.

Why study with us?

This qualification will allow you to work within the health and care sector as a health care assistant.

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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163647

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 994.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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