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Health & Social Care Level 2 Course

This Health and Social Care Level 2 Course actively engages you in the processes of Health and Social Care to help you develop as an effective and independent learner.  

It will encourage you to understand aspects of personal development and the health, social care and early-years sectors through investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organisations.  

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The Health and Social Care Level 2 course will provide you with an introduction; enabling employers to take you seriously knowing that you have a thorough understanding of the role of a health and social care worker.

You will develop a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving within the health, social-care and early-years sectors.  By the end of the course you will be aware of the influences on an individual’s health and well-being, and have an understanding of the importance of motivation and support when improving health.

You do not require a work placement to complete this course and you can study in your own time with the support of your Tutor.


The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

Throughout your course, you'll have the support of a Tutor to guide you. Additionally, you can reach out to the Student Support Team for help with any other questions you may have. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.


  • Unit 1: Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

  • Unit 2: Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

  • Unit 3: Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

  • Unit 4: Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

  • Unit 5: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

  • Unit 6: The role of the health and social care worker

  • Unit 7: Implement person centred approaches in health and social care

  • Unit 8: Contribute to health and safety in health and social care

  • Unit 9: Handle information in health and social care settings

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • 12 months tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Certificate

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

There will be no additional costs for this course.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students.

Do I have to pay delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

Awarding Organisation

abstract-education-distance-learningAt the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by Abstract Education and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

The Level 2 Health and Social Care course has been benchmarked at a level 2 which would give you some indication as to the difficulty of this course.  I.e., GCSE would be equivalent to Level 2 and A’ Level would be equivalent to Level 3.


Course fees for payment in full include:

  • Course materials which will cover the full course.
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Certification
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources.
  • Free Notebook and Pen.
  • Access to the NUS student card.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.