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Level 2 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • LEVEL 2

Course Overview

This qualification covers a range of key subject areas in health and social care. It offers mandatory units and a variety of optional units; enabling learners to pursue an interest in specific areas of social care and health studies, while still allowing enough diversity for the optional units to be tailored to suit a learner’s preferred progression path.

Additionally, the Care Certificate links directly to the care sector with standards that are supported by the CACHE assignments for cross reference giving learners the opportunity to have a meaningful industry placement experience. The course will be delivered three days a week in college, one day a week in industry placement and 2 x block weeks in industry placement.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 04 Jul 2025

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including maths and English.

A Disclosure Barring Service check is also required.

Course information

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma Health and Social Care: Equality and Diversity, Human Growth and Development, Safeguarding, Communication, Working in Health and Social Care, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Infection Prevention and Control, End of Life Care

1 Year

The course is delivered through direct teaching, trips and visits and guest speakers.

100% coursework (internally marked)

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma Health and Social Care, Care skills Level 2 Care Certificate, First aid plus qualification, Food hygiene certificate,

Additional qualifications: First Aid training is crucial for a career in the Health and Social Care sector and therefore a compulsory part of your study programme is to undertake First Aid training here at College.

A £28 fee will be made during your enrolment. There is also a £26 fee for the Care Certificate and £7 for the food hygiene certificate. All these are industry relevant.

Industry Placement is a fantastic opportunity for you to get hands-on experience and is also a compulsory and invaluable part of your course. Depending on your Course and Level you will be required to attend a weekly day placement and/or block placements of one week or more. This will be discussed with you once you commence your study programme.

We have a fantastic Industry Placement Team who will support you along your placement journey. Previous placements have included:

Residential Care Home
Nursing Home
Day Centre
Children’s Centre
Health Centre
Supported/Sheltered Accommodation
Domiciliary/Community care
Respite Care
Residential Schools
Assessment Centre
Special Schools
Specialised Voluntary Groups

Achievement of the Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care can support learners’ access to the Level 3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care; successful completion of the Care Certificate can significantly impact on progression into a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector, including:

Care Support Workers in adult residential settings
Healthcare Assistants in community
Primary care and acute health environments
Care Support Workers in domiciliary services
Supported living or day services
Community-based Support Workers

Level 2

This is an interesting, diverse course designed to equip the Health and Social Professionals of the 21st century with key skills and knowledge to take them to the next stage of their development.

The course is challenging, with learners expected to be self-reliant, taking responsibility for their own learning by producing well researched and referenced submissions to meet course deadlines.

Learners are supported by an experienced team of lecturers, some of whom also work part-time in the Health and Social Care industry.

Uniform: Health and Social Care Polo Shirts are a requirement for Industry Placement and can be purchased from S

tationery: All students are required to supply their own Stationery and in order to make the induction of your course as smooth as possible, it is essential that you are prepared before you start.

The items you will need for your first day are: A full pencil case, A notebook, An A4 lever arch file, dividers and plastic poly pockets, Highlighter pens, Colouring pens, Laptop or tablet (only if available to you),

Your course study book, available from Amazon, is: Level 2, Level 3