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Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care - Middleton Campus

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Course Description

Ever dreamed of working in the cherished healthcare sector? Be part of the next generation of Health Professionals with our Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care.

You'll be in safe hands as you learn from our industry expert tutors with decades of experience in a variety of health and social care roles. Every day promises to be truly rewarding as you gain the ability to flourish in the profession and change people’s lives.

There’ll be no better satisfaction than developing the trusted skills needed to make you the person who patients turn to when they’re most in need. Our course gives you the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills for everyday use in your health and social care role.

Our Extended Certificate lays a great foundation for gaining an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to work in the health and social care sector, allowing you to progress onto Level 3, you'll then have the opportunity to develop a broader range of skills.

Expect to learn about health and social care services, communication skills required for the sector, how to advise others about healthy lifestyles and much more.

This course is taught at our Middleton campus, located in Middleton, Greater Manchester.


BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care (Pearsons)

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 3 or above preferably to include English and Maths.

Alternative entry requirements to the GCSEs include the CACHE Level 2 Certificate, BTEC Level 2 qualification, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2.


Topics on these courses include:

  • Effective Communication
  • Equality Diversity and Rights
  • Health and Safety
  • Lifespan Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Caring for Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Sociological Perspectives

Work Experience

You will complete 100/200 hours per year depending on the course level.

The first placement will be allocated to you in your first term. You will be visited at your placement by a member of staff.


On completion of the course you progress onto our Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or they can go into employment.

You can progress into careers such as Health Professional, Home Carer, Health Care Assistant, Senior Carers, Support Worker, Auxiliary Nurse, Personal Assistant, Paramedic, Occupational Therapist.

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