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Health and Social Care Certificate Level 2

  • Overview of the course

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    This is a one year Certificate in Health and Social care. The course is 5 hours per week but you are expected to complete a work placement alongside.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will complete the nine mandatory units (24 credits):

    1. Introduction to communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
    2. Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
    3. Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
    4. Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
    5. Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
    6. The role of the health and social care worker
    7. Implement person-centered approaches in health and social care
    8. Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
    9. Handle information in health and social care settings

    You will also be required to complete optional units linked to your job role.

    The total credits for this qualification is 46 credits.
  • Entry requirements

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    You will need to have studied at Level 1 or worked in the care industry for a minimum of 18 months.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    There is currently no exam with the course.

    You will complete a series of assignments over the year and these will be graded D to A*.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    There is an expectation that you will study or work towards your Maths and English GCSE if you don't already have these.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    You can contact a member of the team via
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Click here to apply using our adult application form.

    Alternatively, you can request a copy by email via
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £420.00
    Other fees: £174.00
  • Future opportunities

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    Level 3
    Employment in Health and Social Care settings
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    09:30 - 15:30
    5.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    20 weeks

  • Venue:

    Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre

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