The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England is for learners who work in, or who want to work in, the Health and Social Care Sector. Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and make choices in their lives.
It gives learners the opportunity to:
- Develop and demonstrate competence in areas of Health and Social Care
- Develop technical skills and knowledge and understanding related to the specified job roles in the Health and Social Care sector
- Have existing skills recognised
- Achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 qualification
- Develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning.
No prior qualifications are necessary but the learners must be working in a care setting, and should have the support of their employer to achieve the required practice elements.
After Your Course
A job in health and social care, progression within your role, progression to level 3 and provides further opportunity for you to make a difference to a person's life through developing the skills, knowledge and professional behaviours as an Adult Care Worker.
Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2020/21 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2021/22 will be updated in the Spring Term 2021. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification up to and including Level 2, if you:
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
- Have an annual salary of less than £17,004
- Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/20 and are not studying at another school/college
- Are aged 19-23 on 31/08/20 and do not already have a Level 1 or 2 qualification
- Have a household income under £25,000 and are in financial hardship
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.
For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance.
Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Please speak to Student Services for more information.