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Level 2: Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts

Level 2

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification will be knowledge-based and will be designed for post-16 learners who are studying at further education colleges.

Learners are strongly recommended to complete the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core qualification prior to, or alongside this qualification.

What will the qualification cover?

The qualification will include current issues in relation to Health and Social Care in Wales. Topics likely to be included:

  • the importance of early intervention, prevention and health promotion
  • health and social care services in the UK
  • employment sectors and job roles
  • human development

This qualification will require an element of meaningful employer/sector engagement which could include a set work placement.

Qualification structure and assessment

The qualification will be made up of mandatory units that all learners will study alongside a bank of optional units which will allow learners to specialise in a specific area. Assessment will be through an external examination and internal assignments.

What could the qualification lead to?

Completion of the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts qualification could lead to:

  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People)
  • Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts
  • Advanced GCE in Health and Social Care, and Childcare.

The most relevant pathway will depend upon the outcome achieved within this qualification and others taken alongside.

It will also allow progression routes into other Level 3 qualifications including psychology and sociology and/or access to higher education courses.

Contact us

Allison Candy

Subject Officer
HSCandCC@wjec.co.uk
029 2026 5093

Hilary Wyman

Subject Support Officer
HSCandCC@wjec.co.uk
029 2026 5333

There are no documents available for this qualification at the moment.

Upcoming training and events:

Here you will find the latest information on Professional Development events and learning opportunities for this qualification:

Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts - Preparing to Teach Events

This full day course is designed for teachers preparing to teach or interested to learn more about WJEC Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts for first teaching from 2019.

Each session will look in-depth at the new specification including its assessment objectives, examination structure and other key areas and review sample assessment materials.

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