Extended Health & Social Care

L2 Level 2
Full Time
2 September 2024 — 20 June 2025
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

This qualification is for those working, or seeking to work in health and social care settings. This qualification develops the ability of learners to practically support health and care needs of adults in a range of settings. The qualification enables learners to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding within the context of health and social care practice. This qualification is designed to be taken after the Health and social Care level 2 core course.

What you will study

On this course you cover:

  • Promoting health and well-being throughout the life stages,
  • Health and social care to support outcome-focused provision for person-centred care
  • Supporting core practice in Health and Social Care
  • Providing care and support for individuals living in care or home settings
  • Supporting individuals living with mental ill-health
  • Supporting food safety practice in health and social care settings
  • Introduction to physiological measurements in adult
  • Emergency first aid, manual handling, basic food hygiene, infection control, Administration of medication, suicide prevention skills

Teaching will be between the classroom and placement settings.

Assessments is an exam, assignments and practical assessments

Learners must also successfully complete:

  • an externally set, and internally marked set of tasks
  • a portfolio of evidence

Entry requirements

Essential: 4 GCSEs A* to C. Including a C grade in English Language or Cymraeg Iaith and a D grade in Maths (GCSE numeracy is not accepted, however, learners with a level 2 Application of number qualification will be considered as an alternative to the D grade in GCSE Maths) Enhanced DBS Check to be completed on Enrolment. Desirable: Health and Social Care core.

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

Start date

2 September 2024

End date

20 June 2025

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

19.5 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



WJEC Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts


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


Currently, there are almost 103,500 people employed within this sector in the Cardiff Capital Region, with employment numbers expected to reach 105,000 by 2027 (Lightcast 2022).

On completion of this course you can progress on to Level 3 Health and Social Care or within you work place.


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE