Level 2 Health and Social Care



Unlock a world of endless possibilities with our Health and Social Care Level 2 course at Shipley College. Are you ready to embark on a rewarding journey that allows you to make a difference, gain job satisfaction, and positively impact people's lives?

Health and Social Care is a field that opens numerous doors, ranging from hospitals to prisons, private and public sectors, and catering to various age groups. With 2.5 million people working in the Health and Social Care industry, the opportunities are truly endless.

This course is designed for individuals who aspire to have a meaningful career, providing care and support in a range of settings. Whether you're interested in youth work, social work, adult nursing, care work, family support, counselling, occupational therapy, mental health, or learning disabilities, there are many progression and specialisation opportunities.

Join us at Shipley College and take the first step toward a fulfilling career where you can make a positive impact on people's lives. Your journey awaits!

More about this course

Entry requirements

2 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English at grade 3 and maths at 2 or above


A full Level 1 at Pass grade, plus a GCSE grade 3 or above in English

A positive attitude and a keen interest in caring for others would be ideal for this course. You will attend an interview and further assessment to check if the course is right for you.

Progression Information

Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to progress onto further learning or to employment within the health and social care sector. The Extended Diploma supports direct progression to our Level 3 Award, Certificate and Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Enrolment Type
This Course Meets The Needs Of The Region By
The 2024 Skills for Care workforce survey shows a significant shortage of healthcare staff in our district, with almost 1 in 10 positions unfilled. This puts additional burden on NHS frontline and multi-disciplinary teams, so for example nursing shortages directly impact the medical and social care work forces. People are also living longer, and of course existing staff will get older, so the health sector generally needs plenty of new people to train and join - meaning there are plenty of career opportunities for local people.


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