Course Details

  • If you have already developed a keen interest in health and social care and are eager to deepen your knowledge and develop the skills that employers are looking for, then this Level 2 Extended Certificate is the course for you.

    This is an exciting, practical health and social care course, designed to give you a more focused look at the industry and widen your experience of the topics that are central to this sector. You’ll begin by looking at the core values of health and social care, as well as exploring the key aspects of effective communication and the importance of equality and diversity.

    You’ll learn all about human lifespan development, to understand how different stages of a person’s life affect the care and support they require. A big part of the course then focuses on healthy living and how to promote health and wellbeing among those people you may be working with in the future.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes

  • You’ll be assessed in two different ways for this Level 2 Health and Social Care Certificate. For the Healthy Living and Human Lifespan Development modules you’ll complete a 60-minute exam. For the remaining units, you’ll complete coursework that will include practical assessments, essays and presentations.

  • With the knowledge and qualification earned on this Level 2 course, you’ll have everything you need to advance onto the BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care Extended Diploma with us at The Manchester College and take your skills even further.

    This will provide you with the stepping stone to higher education courses that could help you go into prominent roles in the sector including social work, nursing, midwifery and much more! Or, you could even enter the working world with the Level 2 certificate, in a role as a teaching assistant, carer, or pharmacy assistant.

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  • This certificate is usually free for 16-18 year-olds. Depending on your circumstances, you might need to pay tuition fees for this course.

    There’s lots of help available to make sure you can afford college, including a number of different funding options, tuition fee loans, bursaries and special grants. We’ve put all the information together to make it easier to understand and find what support you can get on our Fees, Funding and Finance page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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