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Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care (Extended) Diploma Level 2

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

After successful completion of this course you can progress to Health and Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 or a Health and Social Care Apprenticeship should you also have English and maths at GCSE grad 4/C or above.

Who is it for?

Further your experience and insight into the health and social care sector by acquiring a range of skills and personal attributes. You will study communication, safeguarding, working in health and social care, human growth and development, nutrition, equality and diversity and anatomy and physiology, whilst also gaining real-life experiences via work placements to support your studies.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above including English and maths

 You will require a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate with no grounds you are professionally unsuitable to undertake professional practice or placement. We will contact you with more details on how to apply for this once you have been offered a place on your course.


We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive ‘6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

·         Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks -sub­ject to availability

·         Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard, sub­ject to availability

·         One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able at should you have any fur­ther questions.


Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Studying at College helped me to become more independent, as well as giving me the practical writing skills I needed to prepare for university study. I feel more than ready to start my Biomedical Sciences Degree at Oxford Brookes University.

Eniola Okunriaboye
Health and Social Care Level 3

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