Tammy Rowles - Health and Social Care

Tammy Rowles

"Completing the Level 1 qualification gave me a lot of confidence in my abilities and am now certain that I want to work in this field. On the course, we explored many different job roles in care and what qualifications are required for different roles.

When I complete my Level 2, I aim to have decided which profession I’d like to pursue, although I’m already leaning towards becoming a health care assistant. I’m extremely grateful to have been given a chance to study and gain qualifications this late in life."


This course will prepare you for work in health and social care by focusing on practical, work-related skills which you develop by completing projects that are based on realistic workplace situations. You'll have the opportunity to carry out work experience in a variety of health and social care settings. You'll have the chance to hear from professionals - like midwives and nurses - who are already working succesfully in this area. They'll talk to you about their career path, the sorts of skills and behaviours you should demonstrate and what opportunities there are for people prepared to work.

Units include:

  • Biology and nutrition
  • Equal opportunities
  • Communication
  • Health and safety
  • Practical caring skills.


You'll need to pay for your DBS check. This is normally paid at enrolment.


Continuous assessment by portfolio building and workplace observation to look at your practical skills. There are two external assessments.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs A*-D/9-3 including English or maths; OR a relevant Level 1 qualification plus English and maths assessed by us to be at an appropriate level.

If you don't meet all the entry requirements for this course don't worry - you can still apply. You may need to take a preparatory Level 1 course with us first to pick up all the skills you need for further study. We'll discuss this at your interview.

Next Steps

You can progress to a Level 3 course for better job prospects or take up an apprenticeship.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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