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Understanding Working in the Health Sector - Level 2 - Part-Time

Whether you are thinking of the first few steps to start a new career in the health sector or already working within the sector and wish to gain a promotion - this is the course for you.

  • Course Description

    What does this qualification cover?

    The qualification aims to give you the opportunity to investigate a work role in the health sector and provide the underpinning knowledge needed to work effectively.

    Who is it suitable for?

    This qualification is designed for anyone considering a career in the health sector. It would benefit those already working within the sector to support their progression, but this is not required in order to do the course.

    What units will I complete?

    You are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units:

    • Unit 1 Understand the role of the healthcare worker
    • Unit 2 Communication skills for working in the health sector
    • Unit 3 Personal development in the health sector
    • Unit 4 Health, safety and security in the health sector
    • Unit 5 Understand quality standards in the health sector
    • Unit 6 Equality and diversity in the health sector
  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific recommended prior qualifications for this qualification. However, you may find it helpful if you have already achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health or social care related area.

    • A current/satisfactory DBS check
  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    9 months

    When does this course start?


    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    We are expecting this course to start in October after the half-term break. It will likely be one evening per week.

  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    The objective of this qualification is to develop your understanding of the health sector, and to support the progression onto further qualifications or roles in the workplace.

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    19+ £362

    Fee information

    Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan

    If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    You will achieve:

    NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector

    How is my course assessed?

    To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector, you must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the 6 mandatory units. Grades are not awarded assessment is Pass/Refer.The course is all internally assessed, through the completion of set coursework. You will be assessed in a variety of ways for example, written work; group discussions; presentations; verbal and written questions.

Starting 29/10/2021



Duration 9 months

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Jade Symmons

Nursing and Paramedic Academy

Jade chose to study at CWA because the environment suited her and she was able to further her knowledge and achieve more.

“My most memorable experience has been achieving distinctions that I didn't think I would. For anyone thinking about coming to college, I would say that it is an amazing experience and so much support is available when you need it. I feel so grateful that people are around to support me and to see the effort that I am putting in.”

Jade is planning to go to university to study paramedic science.

Read her story


Beth Funge

Health and Social Care

Whilst studying a full-time course at CWA, I was doing work experience at Aspires, which I really enjoyed. I decided I wanted to gain more hands-on experience, rather than reading from a book and approached Aspires about an apprenticeship. I am more of a practical person and wanted to gain my knowledge and experience from doing the job.

A typical working day involves setting up work for the day ahead ensuring that there is a job suitable for everyone’s needs. Working within in the care sector, you find that you may need to provide personal care as well as emotional support for the residents if required.

"I enjoy the workshops at college and meeting others that are studying apprenticeship courses too."

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