About the course:

This qualification is suited for those who would like to work with People that are elderly or have a disability. Through the course you will develop your communication skills and will learn how to support, care for and protect individuals under your care. You will also have the opportunity to learn practical skills such as completing records for individuals.

As a student enrolled on this course, you will be expected to attend Croydon SAM once a week during term time. The remaining time will be spent working for your employer at the workplace. Your assessment will occur at your place of work.


Course Structure:

This course comprises of compulsory and optional units. Students are expected to obtain at least 46 credits in order to qualify for this award.

The criteria is as follows:

  1. 24 credits from the compulsory units Group 
  2. A minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 7 credits must be achieved from Group A and minimum of 15 credits from Optional Group B


Course content:

  1. Introduction to communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  2. Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  3. Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  4. Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  5. The role of the health and social care worker
  6. Implement person-centred approaches in health and social care
  7. Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
  8. Handle information in health and social care settings
  9. Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings


Awarding Board: Innovate

Entry Requirement: There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. This qualification is suitable for those who work within the health and social care workforce. It provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their competence in a wide range of job roles. As part of enrolment, students will undergo skills scan and will be subject to an initial assessment.

Assessment Method: For this course, there are a variety of ways in which students will be assessed which are listed below. Each assessment format assesses your skills and progression throughout the course.

Modes of assessment include:

  1. Observation
  2. Questioning
  3. Professional discussions
  4. Witness testimonials
  5. Candidate work products
  6. Statements

Placements/Work Placements :

This qualification is assessed at the workplace of the student. The evidence provided for each competency must mirror policies put in place at the organisation, which have been set by the government in form of code of conducts and practices. 

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care 

Progression Route: Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)

Course Mode : Part-time

Duration: Up to 13 Months

Start Date: Flexible

What are the training costs?

The Current legislation regarding apprenticeships states that those undergoing an apprenticeship programme must be employed. Hence, apprentices must be paid the minimum statutory pay for apprentices and contractually employed on a full-time basis. The employers are responsible for these fees. 

If you would like more information regarding the Apprenticeship Levy, 

Please read the following information:

  1. Apprenticeship Levy
  2. Apprenticeships Reforms
  3. Key Points

The new Apprenticeship Reforms actualise from April 2017 with an innovative funding system beginning on 01 May 2017.
The following information establishes the key points that we currently know:

  1. Pay bill over £3m p.a. = Employer Levy @ 0.5% of total pay bill for UK-based staff
  2. Pay bill less than £3m p.a. = Employer Co-Investor @ 10% (Government pays 90%)
  3. Pay bill less than £3m p.a. and less than 50 employees = Employer Waiver @ 100% Government funded for 16-18 year old apprentices and employer 10% co investment for 19 plus
  4. A supplementary £1000 incentive for all employers and providers for taking on a 16-18 year old Apprentice and / or 19-24 year old previously in care or with an Education and Health Care plan



Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.