Preparing to Work in Health & Social Care

L2 Level 2
Full Time
4 September 2023 — 21 June 2024
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

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £0.00

Entry requirements

Essential: 4 GCSEs grade A-C including at least a C in English Language and preferably at least a D grade in Maths. 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

4 September 2023

End date

21 June 2024

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

18 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Preparing to Work in Health & Social Care


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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 you can progress on to Level 3 Health and Social Care or within you work place.

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE