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This course is aimed at young people who wish to work in the rewarding Social Care sector. The course focuses on improving your knowledge and practical work placement skills may help you find work within the sector.

Course details

This Level 2 Certificate is vocationally based and includes topics such as:

  • Role of the Social Care Worker
  • Duty of Care
  • Person-Centred Planning
Entry guidelines
  • You should have a relevant Level 1 course or 3 GCSE's at grade 3/D or above including English and maths.
  • Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or reference.
  • Equipment Required

    No specialist equipment is needed. A work placement T Shirt will be provided.

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed by assignments and workbooks. These assignments may include practical activities on placement.

    Additional Information

    Work placement for this qualification is a compulsory part of this course. All students will be subject to a DBS Disclosure and Barring Service (formally CRB) check.

    Are you aged 16-18?
    Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

    • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
    • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
    • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above) in English and maths
    • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

    Where can I progress to?

    This course and work placement should give you a head start in finding employment in the Health and Social Care sector, or obtaining an Apprenticeship in this field. The knowledge gained will be recognised by employers and Apprenticeship frameworks.

    You may progress onto one of our Level 3 Health and Social Care programmes or onto an Advanced Apprenticeship programme with the Skills for Health Academy.

    You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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