Social Care & Early Years

Health and Social Care - Level 2

Start Date: 2nd September 2019
Course Code: C01934 TAF1A
QCF/NDAQ: 500/8223/1

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)


Duration: 1 Year Full-time
Start date: 2nd September 2019
End date: 5th June 2020
Information Event: Y

Course Content

Examples of modules studied include:

  • Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Individual Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Individual Needs in Health and Social Care
  • Ensuring Safe Environments in Health and Social Care

If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.

Course Aims

This qualification is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a broad range of health or social care settings.

A Diploma in Health and Social Care is flexible to suit all fields of health and social care. Learners can select a pathway that suits their role - for example, working with people with a learning disability, people with dementia.

This recognised qualification is for care workers and senior care workers in health and social care.

Special Features

Students will undertake work placement in a wide range of care settings - working with older people, young children and individuals with special needs.

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by assignments and awarded a pass grade.

Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs at Grade D-G or above/or 2 GCSEs at Grade C or other relevant qualifications and satisfy ACCESS NI Assessment Methods and health checks. In cases where there are more applications for this course than there are places available, candidates with the requisite entry requirements, will be given preference according to the date of receipt by the college of their application.

Successful students may progress to a Level 3 programme in Health and Social Care or a Child Care programme.

Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)
Trostan Avenue Building
Trostan Avenue
BT43 7BN
028 2563 6221


Anne-Marie McAleese

This course is also available in other NRC campuses:

Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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