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Course Code: NPVHS031/1TH

Course Level: Level 2

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

Advance your career in healthcare with our Level 2 Diploma program. Delve into essential topics such as patient care, medical terminology and healthcare ethics. Gain hands-on experience through clinical placements and practical training. This comprehensive program prepares you for further study or entry-level roles in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Whether you aspire to become a healthcare assistant, medical secretary, or pharmacy technician, this diploma provides the foundation for a rewarding career in the healthcare industry. 

The course consists of mandatory units and a selection of optional units that will be matched to your job role.
Topics include: Communication, Health and Safety, Laws and legislation, Responsibilities, Policies and Procedures for the Sector, Role of a Care Worker, Equality & Diversity, Adult Safeguarding, Duty of Care, Handling of Information, Infection Control, Professional Development.

The course is ideal for those with an interest in the Health & Social Care Sector and maybe considering a change in career or already working within the environment.
Good level of maths and English required.
Entry is by interview, where your individual needs and career prospects will be discussed. A paid or voluntary workplace must be in place to start this course.

Assessment is through observation of performance in the workplace, knowledge and understanding you show through written/oral questioning and assignments and an e-portfolio of supporting evidence is also collated.

Complete an on-line application form to be invited in for an interview

Level 3 Diploma in Adult Health and Social Care or progression on to an advanced apprenticeship within the sector.There are further Level 2 certificates that you may progress to, which include: mental health problems, dementia care, infection control, care planning, autism, learning disabilities, equality and diversity, nutrition.

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit

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Flexible Start Dates - Blended Learning

Course Duration

34 weeks

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