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Title: Preparing to Work in Health and Social Care Professions Level 2
Weekly hours: Monday | 6pm – 8.30pm
Location: Dover Technical College
Duration: 20 weeks

Preparing to Work in Health and Social Care Professions Level 2

This Level 2 course gives you the skills required to work towards a career in the health and social care sector, regardless of prior qualifications. You will be studying in a small group and attend College one evening per week (Monday), with some additional work to be completed independently in your own time.

The programme of study includes topics that are of current interest, such as health promotions and person-centred approaches to supporting clients. You will also develop essential academic and IT skills, including essay and report writing, referencing and academic research skills.

Tutors will provide individual support in person and via email to ensure that you can progress to programmes of further study, such as the Access to Health Professions course, or enhance your career prospects.

There will also be an opportunity to take exams in maths and English, which are essential qualifications in this sector. Overall, this course will enable you to develop your academic, personal and professional skills and help you to achieve your long- and short-term career goals.

Units studied

  • Understanding the Health and Social Care Profession
  • Preparing for a Career in the Health and Social Care Profession
  • Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care
  • Health Care Practice
  • Understanding Health Promotion and Health Education
  • Personal Study Skills

Progression opportunities

Healthcare assistant, social care worker, various positions within health and social care professions.

Social worker, nursing pathways, medical and paramedical careers (via the Access to Health Professions course).

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by portfolio of evidence only. You are not required to take any exams, unless you pursue a maths and/or English qualification.

In preparation for this course, please ensure you have access to IT facilities and are able to commit to attending evening classes from 6–8.30pm on the following dates:

2020 course dates:

  • January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 
  • February 3rd, 10th, 24th
  • March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
  • April 20th, 27th 
  • May 4th, 11th, 18th
  • June 1st & 8th

Find out more about enrolling

Call 01304 244332

Contact us

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Maison Dieu Road
Dover, Kent
CT16 1DH

01304 244332