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Level 2 in Health & Social Care

Start (w/c): 06/09/2021 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Aberdare

Course Information

This course has been developed to meet the needs of the Care Sector. The qualification underpins the knowledge and understanding required to work in a range of care settings.

Time will be spent in college and on practical work placement. Learners wishing to move into employment within the Care Sector have the opportunity to undertake QCF Level 2 in Health & Social Care as part of this programme (an additional 9 months of study).

What Will I Learn?

You will study three Core Units, four Mandatory Units and four Optional Units (possibly more, depending on the credit value), which reflect the needs of the local industry.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include Maths or English. Alternative equivalent qualifications can be discussed at interview.


The course is assessed by unit assignments, via a range of methods, e.g. written assessments, oral presentations, role-play and group work, as well as observations by your tutors, and two examinations. You will be continually assessed in college, and at your work placements, for the development of your practical skills and academic knowledge.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.


Learners attending Care and Childcare courses need to purchase a £ 11.00 polo shirt to wear at placement and to pay for a DBS check.

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Career Progression

  • After successfully completing this course, you may be able to progress to a Level 3 qualification in Care, a QCF Level 2 course or enter into employment.


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