Health & Social Care Level 2 Diploma City & Guilds (Flexible Learning) Print this page

Dates: Flexible
Days: Flexible
Sessions: 1
Centre: -
Course Code: E10000B01HE
Fees: Standard - £795.00
Concessionary - £45.00

Course Information

Are you working in the Care Sector and looking to improve your skills and knowledge? The C&G Level 2 qualification will give you an internationally recognised qualification that will improve your practice and employment prospects in this every growing industry.

What are the overall aims of the course?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to gain a competency qualification in the Health & Social Care industry. It’s suitable for care workers, support workers, key workers in residential or Domiciliary care settings, personal assistants.

What will I learn on the course?

This course is a blended learning course where you will receive the Health and Social Care Level 2 standards at your initial session, and then have 12 months from the initial registration to complete. The Course Folder will consist of Direct Observations in the work place, Assignments and Knowledge Based Questions, and Study Guidance. It is a competence based qualification that assesses students in the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce. There are both Mandatory and Optional Units which will need to make up to 46 credits to gain the qualification.

The mandatory units are:

Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker
Implement Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care
Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
Handle Information in Health and Social Care Settings

The optional units can include:

Dementia Awareness
The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Causes and Spread of Infection
Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Provide Support for Mobility
Support Independent in the Tasks of Daily Living
Support Individuals to Eat and Drink
Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care.
Or other units that meet your job role.

Further details will be provided to you at the Initial Assessment meeting.

Are there any entry requirements?

You will need to have a good level of English in order to complete the course and this will be assessed at Course Approval.
You will also need at least 6 hours per week of voluntary or paid employment in a care setting.

Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?


If my course requires a Course Approval interview/assessment, what do I do?

As this course leads to a qualification, you will need to make an appointment for a course approval interview. This is to ensure the course is suitable for you. You may also be asked to complete a test/tests.

To be considered for a place on this course, you will need to make an application by clicking on ‘Apply’. If you do not already have an account with Sutton College, you will need to create one before you can make an application.

When you click on ‘Apply’ for this course, you will be asked for some further information and then directed to a list of available dates/times when you will be able to attend a Course Approval interview/assessment. Please select a time suitable for you.

How will I be taught?

Non-classroom based (including work-based learning)
Flexible Learning
Extending Learning through VERA (Virtual Education Resources & Activities)

How will I be assessed?

Practical tests
Portfolio of work
Tutor observation

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?

This course is a ‘Flexible Learning’ course, which means you will not be attending College at set times. Your tutor will agree with you times when you will be required to attend classes and/or tutorials.

What do I need to bring with me to my first session?

Pen, lined paper, ring binder folder.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning. Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.

All learners are entitled to use our iClick - Computer & Digital Learning Centre. For more information please see or contact

You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College

Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?

Yes. To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See

What can I do after the course has finished?

Health & Social Care Level 3

What should I do if I have any questions?

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