City College Nottingham

Diploma Level 1 or 2 in Health & Social Care

Description: This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a role working with adults in health and …




    This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a role working with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.

    Level 2 will suit you if you are a care worker or want to get your first care job. If you’re already working in care, you probably work mainly under supervision. You want to increase your skills and take on more responsibility.

    You will study:

    • Introduction to communication in health & social care settingssocial_care
    • Introduction to personal development in health & social care settings
    • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health & social care settings
    • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
    • The role of the health and social care worker
    • Implement person-centred approaches in health and social care
    • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
    • Handle information in health and social care settings


    Why come to City College?

    • FREE Gym pass, on site facilities
    • No entry requirements
    • Class sizes of between 5-15 students, our tutors spend more time with our students
    • Support given if required such as 1-2-1 tutoring, extra classes
    • Employability Skills delivered to all students, possibility of work placements, CV writing, interview preperation
    • Choice to complete either functional skills or GCSE’s alongside your qualification
    • Friendly environment, no tolerance to bullying policy


    Diploma Level 1 or 2 in Health & Social Care


    Entry Requirements

    No entry requirements however a good understanding of Maths & English is required but support throughout the course can be given. You will need to complete either Functional Skills or GCSE maths & English if you haven’t obtained a grade C or above at GCSE.

    A*-D GCSE’s in Maths and English would be desirable but aren’t essential.

    You must have a keen and enthusiastic attitude to work ad learn.

    You will be required to complete the college’s initial assessments in Maths and English

    Age Restriction

    For candidates aged 16-18 years old

    Assessment & Achievements

    All units are assessed through a variety of methods culminating in the building of a portfolio of evidence containing written assignments, presentations, and other evidence.  The portfolio is supported by a number of tests, which are set and marked by the Awarding Body.  Assignments are staged throughout the duration of the course via an Assessment Plan.  Portfolio’s are internally assessed and internally moderated by City College Nottingham, and then externally moderated


    Length of Course

    This course is a full time, college taught programme, over 2 days/week for one academic year (ie 3 terms), however, in addition to attendance in class, learners are expected to devote enough additional time as necessary for self-study, research and assignment writing, in order to complete the course successfully.

    Detailed timetables will be provided on course commencement


    Start Date

    Classes commence in September


    Attendance Requirements

    Learners must achieve an attendance record of 85% over the duration of the course. Learners who miss any of their normal timetabled sessions will be expected to attend additional sessions (which may be with a different Tutor), to make up for lost learning hours. Learners who do not meet the attendance requirements will not be allowed to complete final assessment which leads to certification.


    • City College Nottingham, Carlton Rd, Nottingham, NG3 2NR
    • Charnwood St. Learning Centre, 1 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GX


    No cost for learners aged 16-18 years old


    • Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
    • Level 3 Diploma Access to HE
    • Level 3 Diploma in Management
    • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care
    • Employment into the Health & Social Care Industry – Care worker: Domiciliary, Nursing/care home worker, Social Care worker

    How to enrol?

    Get in touch with us:

    Call: 0115 9101455

    Come in and visit us: Carlton Road, Nottingham NG3 2NR




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