Health and Social Care | CACHE Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care | Level 2

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0057-1C
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This course covers a wide range of subjects within health and social care. In addition to classroom learning, you will also undertake work placements to build up your practical experience. This could mean working in a hospital or with the elderly, children or those with additional needs.

Should you wish to go on to Level 3 before applying to university, you will also be able to explore research methods and develop the skills you will require for your career.

  • Fantastic links with local employers
  • Work placements provide practical experience
  • Inspirational guest speakers
  • High progression rates to employment


Course content

  • Human lifespan development
  • Health and social care values
  • Effective communication in health and social care
  • Healthy living
  • The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing
  • Equality and diversity
  • Creative and therapeutic activities 

Entry requirements

At least three GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English or maths.

If you do not have these grades, we have options for you. You can start on our Level 1 course and then progress to Level 2 after that.

Your next steps...

Over 60% of Level 2 students progress to Level 3 courses at Brighton MET.

On successful completion of the course, some students gain direct employment through their work placement and others take up an apprenticeship in a health and social care role.

After Level 2 you may wish to continue your studies at the MET and progress to the BTEC Level 3 Foundation or Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

You may also want to consider apprenticeship routes into employment, also available through Brighton MET.

Future career include:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Health care worker
  • Social work
  • Youth work
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Teaching
  • Counselling
  • Policing
  • Nutritionist