NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate / Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care is a one year, work-related qualification for people who are passionate about care. It is designed to expand your knowledge and improve employability, through a mix of theory and practice. You will learn new skills which will be applied through your work placement.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

It is possible for students to progress on to the Level 3 Certificate / National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care if they have demonstrated good attendance, motivation and commitment, and achieved a B grade on the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. They will also be required to demonstrate excellent attendance, motivation and commitment at placement.

What jobs can I get? 

Students may be able to progress into a range of job roles within the health and social care sector such as:

  • 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.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will require a minimum of 4 GCSE at grades 3-9 which Include English and Maths. Science will also be required for progression onto some health and social care courses including Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Science.

Alternatively, students must have successfully completed a relevant Level 1 qualification and have achieved Level 1 Functional skill in English and Maths.  

What about work experience? 

Students will be required to attend placement one day per week to ensure they complete a minimum of 30 hours of placement in a Real Work Environment.

Placement supports learning by providing opportunities for learners to apply knowledge to practice, receive feedback, and reflect on their own experience. Placement also provides opportunities for learners to observe professional practice in action and gain valuable employability skills.

To attend placement learners will be required to complete and have a clear DBS. They will be expected to wear a college T-shirt, black trousers and flat black shoes to show they are a college student.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
HAN2FD546C 08/09/2021 £50.00 N/A N/A

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

Mandatory units

M1: Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care  

M2: Human growth and development  

M3: Safeguarding and protection in health and social care  

M4: Communication in health and social care  

M5: Working in health and social care

Optional units

O7: Infection prevention and control in health and social care HSC

O8: Learning disability

More info

Start Day/Time 

Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

CACHE Level 2

Awarding Body 

CACHE

Curriculum Area 

Applied Science, Care and Foundation Studies - Childcare and Health & Social Care

More about the course 

Students will be timetabled in college for three days during the week, and one day at placement. Students will be required to complete some work outside of the college timetable.

Students may have the opportunity to attend placement for block weeks towards the end of the course

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

CACHE Level 2

Awarding Body 

CACHE