CTEC Health and Social Care (Level 2)

Do you want to work with people? If so the CTEC Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care will introduce you to many of the key skills you will need to be a successful care worker.

It will also allow you to understand how care workers need to behave in order to look after people who may not be able to care for themselves.

With these qualifications you can move on to a Level 3 Social Care qualification or apply for an apprenticeship within the health or social care sector.

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Course Insight Subject Highlights

Topics you will study

The four units of study for this qualification are:


– Principles of working in Health, Social and Childcare settings
– Health and Safety


– Working in a person centered way
– Safeguarding

Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

With these qualifications you can move on to a Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification or apply for an apprenticeship within the care sector.


Two units are assessed by externally marked examinations. The remaining units are assessed by coursework graded at Level 1, Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Exam – 50%
Coursework – 50%

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Key Features:
  • You will be introduced to many issues relating to care work, such as how to communicate with other people and how to ensure that different people are treated as individuals.
  • You will learn about the importance of communication in care settings.
  • Your lessons will provide you with opportunities to work with other students on group tasks such as role plays as well as individual tasks.
  • You will have the opportunity to complete work experience.
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How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

The Key Skills you will develop include:

  • Vocational Skills: Communication skills and practical skills such as organisational skills.
  • Using Research: Internet research skills, books, newspapers, magazines and statistical analysis.
  • Working as a Team: group work and role play.

The department organises a variety of visits from guest speakers and organisations within College, as well as the opportunity to visit external organisations on relevant trips out of College. You will be expected to complete regular work experience in one or more care settings of your choice throughout the one year course.

What our students say…

“The teachers interact well with young people, developing a friendly but professional relationship and one-to-one support. They have great resources too to help me with my studies.”