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Health & Social Care: core – Adults/Children and Young People Level 2

Programme Description

The Level 2 Health and Social Care Core

This qualification has been aimed at post 16 learners in Wales working or seeking to work in health and social care.

It has been developed by the City and Guilds/WJEC consortium in conjunction with stakeholders from the Health and Social Care sector. These include Social Care Wales, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) tutors, teachers and work-based assessors.

It is designed to be delivered by a range of different centres types including work based learning and further education

At a Glance

  Part Time

  1 Year

 Aberystwyth & Cardigan Campus

Programme Features

This is a flexible course, designed to suit learners who prefer to continue working alongside the qualification or within a college-based setting.

The course is a required element to progress onto the practice component: Level 2 or 3

Health and Social Care (Practice)

Progression & Employment

This qualification supports learners to progress into further study; including the following qualifications within the suite of Health and Social Care

Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) 

Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Context (Adults, Children and Young People)

Level 3 Health and Social Care Practice (Adults)

Level 3 Health and Social Care (Children and Young people)

Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Health and Social Care: Principles and Context

Level 3 Advanced GCE and Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Health and Social Care , and Childcare

Programme Content

The qualification covers the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care and reflects a range of different roles and settings

The contents cover;

  • The principles and values of health and social care
  • Health and Well-being
  • Professional practice as a health and social care worker
  • Safeguarding Individuals

Health and Safety in health and social care 


Method of Assessment

The Level 2 Health and Social Care Core and Children and Young People Core qualification is assessed through a combination of internal and external assessment.

Candidates must successfully complete:

  • three externally set, internal scenario-based assessments; and
  • one externally set, externally marked multiple-choice test.

Entry Requirements

You will be required to undertake a successful interview and be formally assessed using the WEST toolkit. You will also require a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Additional Costs

You will need to provide your own stationery. Sufficient time must be permitted by the workplace to allow regular meetings between Assessor, learner and Manager.