Health And Social Care Level 2 Assignments

Entry requirements

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More detailed entry requirement information will be available in due course.


One year.

What will I study?

This qualification is suitable if you are working or will be working under supervision. It will either qualify you to work with adults or will complement a wider programme of training, such as an apprenticeship. At Level 2 you should be able to use your knowledge, skills and ideas to complete clear tasks and tackle straightforward problems. This includes taking responsibility for completing tasks under guidance, whilst showing you can also think independently. This qualification is suitable if you are aged 16 or above who wish to progress into further education or the workplace.

The programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the basic aspects of Health and Social Care and the factors affecting an individual's health and well-being as well as preparing you to either progress into employment or an apprenticeship or to follow higher studies in Health and Social Care.

On completion of your studies you will have achieved the following:

  • An Award in the Prevention & Control of Infection
  • A Certificate in Health & Social Care

You will study a range of key areas of knowledge applicable to working in the sector. These include:

  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s 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

Plus a section of some optional units which are matched to the needs of the job market.

Also included are visits, guest speakers, career preparation events and experience of work.

How will I be assessed?

All units in this qualification are internally graded A* - D. Each candidate is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of 100% of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. On completion of each unit candidates must declare that the work produced is their own. The Assessor must countersign this. The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include (in no particular order):

  • Assessor observation
  • Witness testimony
  • Worksheets
  • Assignments/projects/reports
  • Record of professional discussion
  • Record of oral and written questioning
  • Candidate and peer reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What could it lead to?

On completion you could progress into further studies at Level 3 or onto an apprenticeship. This qualification does not provide a licence to practise, but may support progression into a range of job roles in the Health and Social Care sector, including:

  • Care support workers in adult residential settings
  • Healthcare assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments
  • Care support workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services
  • Community-based support workers.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

Essay about Unit 1-Assignment 2 Health & Social Care

3185 WordsJul 2nd, 201213 Pages

In this assignment, I will talk about developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care. In order to achieve, I will explain the role of Effective communication and Interpersonal Reaction in a Health and Social Care setting context. I will also discuss theories of communication such as Formal and Informal communication. In order to have good communication skills it is important to understand the effectiveness of communication and interaction formed between people.

Explain the role of Effective Communication and Interpersonal Interaction in a Health and Social Care context. (P1)

Effective Communication
“Effective communication takes place when one person transmits ideas or feelings to another person or group. Its…show more content…

This may be because of legal requirements e.g. health and safety information where ensuring the Information of service users are kept protected; or in a hospital where Doctors need to talk about a patient who requires a certain treatment or diagnosis.
Formal communication can be a piece of writing or be communicated verbally, for example, by an email or a letter. In some cases, different methods might be used to send the information across and make sure that it is understood fully.

Communication between colleagues
In life, the people who are around you more tend to know you well enough for there to be a sufficient and ample amount of communication. This includes family, who are the more likely people to know you better because they generally understand you better. The way you communicate with family doesn’t necessarily matter if it is conducted in an informal way, however, communication with strange people including those you work with, for example, colleagues, is totally a different thing.

Firstly, showing respect in communication with other care workers is very important as for those who do not show respect to each other give out a negative impression to the service user. Secondly, to be able to successfully show colleagues that you value them, its pleasant to greet them by asking them how they are and by spending time by having a conversation. Thirdly, it is good to show that you are a good listener and are

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