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NCFE CACHE Certificate in Health and Social Care (Intermediate) - Level 2


This course will enable you to gain a nationally-recognised, vocationally specific qualification to enter employment as a health or social care assistant or progress to a Level 3 qualification.

The course content aims to develop your knowledge of the role of the health or social care worker, their relationship with patients/service users and their responsibilities to service users and the wider health and social care sectors.

You will be provided with opportunities to develop your English and maths skills and a range of other skills, techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for a successful performance in working life.

You will be required to undertake a mandatory work placement in a health care setting.

You will also be encouraged to actively participate in voluntary work.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual FeeActions
Sep 20221 yr(s)1219A1516FREEApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

What will I study?

  • Human growth and development and safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Mandatory work placement
  • Take part in a learning company to further develop your knowledge and skills.

Entry requirements

  • This course is only available to those aged 16-18 years.
  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 with preferably a grade 4 in English language or maths.
  • Or, a relevant Level 1 qualification and a proven ability of English language and maths (ideally GCSEs at grade 4).
  • You will need to have a successful DBS check.
  • You will also need to supply a written reference from your teacher or employer along with your current school/college report to indicate your attendance pattern and achievements.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be continually assessed through a range of assignments which will relate to the vocational units studied.

What can I progress onto?

  • NCFE CACHE Certificate/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Advanced) - Level 3 
  • An apprenticeship.


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Apply online

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