Health & Social Care

This course is delivered at several locations. Please select your preferred location

About this course

This course is suitable for:

  • Learners aged 16+ currently working in or intending to work in the health and social care sector
  • Social care worker (adults)
  • Social care worker (children and young people)
  • Healthcare support worker
  • Healthcare assistant.

What you will study

The content for this qualification supports learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of:

  • The core principles and values which underpin health and social care practice.
  • Ways of working in the health and social care sectors.
  • Effective practice within health and social care.
  • Progression routes to further study or employment within Health and Social Care safeguarding.

To achieve the (Adults & Children and Young People) pathway within this qualification, candidates must pass:

  • Four externally-set scenario-based assessments that are marked in the centre and can be taken throughout the qualification or at the end.
  • One externally-set, externally-marked multiple choice test.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £0.00

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs A* to C. C in English Language, D in Maths (numeracy not accepted).

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information
This course is presented in several different locations, please choose the one convenient for you above.


Bilingual Learning
What our students say

"The tutors are very supportive and understanding. I'm hoping to progress on to being a qualified teaching assistant."

Grace McDonald
Current Level 2 Childcare student

Career prospects & further study

On completion of this course learners can progress on to the Level 3 Health and Social care course, or in an apprenticeship in the industry.

Need to know



We're one of the largest colleges in the country with more than 30,000 people learning with us each year.

Learning Support

Our dedicated support teams offer support with additional learning needs, wellbeing and more.
Performing Arts


CAVC offers lots of opportunities beyond your studies including a great enrichment programme and sporting opportunities.

Next steps

Find out more

Download a course guide for your area of interest.

Open Evenings

Visit us at one of ours sites, chat to tutors about your course of interest and see our great facilities for yourself.

Apply online

Applying to CAVC is easy and all online.


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE

Barry Campus
Barry Campus

Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

CF62 8YJ