WJEC / City & Guilds Health and Social Care: Core Qualification (Adult) & Principles and Contexts Level 2
Health, Care and Early Years
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
05 September 2023
To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs, Grade D or above, to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language, or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area, to include either GCSE Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language.
Progressing Level 1 learners to achieve MM grade, to have demonstarted excellent commitment and to have progression and engagement within Maths & English
In a nutshell
The Welsh Government’s ambition is to develop a skilled health and social care workforce, which is highly regarded as a profession and a career of choice, and recognised for the vital role the Health and Social Care sector plays in supporting individuals throughout their life.
This course is for you if...
... You want to work in one of the many and varied careers within the health or social care sector.
... You are ready to undertake regular work placement.
... You want to learn through a blend of practical and theoretical activities.
What will I be doing?
This course is ideal for learners wanting to to develop the skills they need in order to progress into working in the demanding and rewarding health or social care industry. You will undertake a regular work placement alongside this comprehensive vocational course.
The qualification covers the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the All Wales Induction Framework (AWIF) for Health and Social Care, and reflects a range of different roles and settings.
The content covers:
• The principles and values of health and social care (adults)
• Health and well-being
• Professional practice as a health and social care worker
• Safeguarding individuals
• Health and safety in health and social care, as well as a further four units that cover the Principles and Contexts of Health and Social Care.
You’ll learn through group work, classroom-based learning and a work experience, which is a compulsory part of the programme.
You’ll be assessed through case scenarios, multiple choice and examinations and you’ll achieve:
Level 2 Health and Social Care - Adult Core and Principles and Context.
Appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set and meet the needs of industry such as;
- Food Hygiene
- Emergency First Aid
- Agored Science Units
- Skills Activities
- Maths and English
Learners have access to simulation suites.
Opportunity to enter Welsh and National skills competitions.
What is expected of me?
Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject, self-motivation, empathetic and supportive nature and a passion for the health and social care industry.
You’ll be continually assessed through case studies that are formally timed and and an end of year exam. There is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies whilst undertaking work placement.
What comes next?
Opportunity to progress onto Level 3 Principles and Context on successful completion of the course and placement.
All learners will have to undertake a satisfactory DBS check at the beginning of the course to allow them to take part in the mandatory work placement unit.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team