Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Care Pathway to Employment)

Start (w/c): 01/09/2020 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

This course has been developed to meet the needs of the Care Sector. The qualification underpins the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to work in a range of care settings. Two days a week will be spent in placement and two days a week in college.

What Will I Learn?

You will complete the QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 along with a Certificate in Work Skills and a two-week Induction Training Programme with Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, plus satisfactory references. You must have clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service. You will be invited to attend an interview and you will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


The course is assessed by unit assignments. You will be continually assessed in college, and at your work placement, for the development of your practical skills.


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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.

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Career Progression

  • After successfully completing this course, you may be able to progress into employment as a social care worker/support worker.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Medical practitioner

    Average salary: £58,520

  • Care worker or home carer

    Average salary: £16,692

  • Houseparent or residential warden

    Average salary: £16,205

  • Ambulance staff (excluding paramedic)

    Average salary: £22,425

  • Nursing auxiliary or assistant

    Average salary: £19,617

  • Medical or dental technician

    Average salary: £31,161


Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Entry Requirements

Entrants require a university degree from a medical school recognised by the General Medical Council followed by a year of pre-registration training as a house officer. Some medical schools operate graduate entry schemes. Once the pre-registration period as house officer is completed, doctors undertake up to two years postgraduate training in a chosen speciality.


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