Torfaen Training

Health and Social Care Level 2


The ‘new‘ Health and Social Care Level 2 is made up of two parts:

  • City and Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core (Adults)

It is a requirement of Social Care Wales that an individual working within health and social care will need both the Core and the Practice qualification to work within specific job roles.

Course Content

 The Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core qualification enables learners to develop knowledge and understanding:

  • of the core Principles and Values which underpin Health and Social Care practice
  • of ways of working in Health and Social Care
  • which informs effective practice within Health and Social Care
  • to support progression on to further study within Health and Social Care.

The Core qualification is the same for both level 2 and level 3. 

The Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice qualification will enable learners to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, understanding, behaviours, skills and practice within a health and social care setting. In particular learners will be able to demonstrate that they:

  • understand, and apply in practice, the principles and values which underpin health and social care
  • understand, and apply in practice, person-centred approaches
  • make a positive contribution to the health and social care sector through their own practice
  • reflect on practice to continuously improve
  • understand job roles and ways of working within the health and social care sector
  • use literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills as appropriate within their role

The content of the qualification consolidates knowledge gained through the attainment of the level 2 Health and Social care: Core qualification.

Application of Number Level 1
Communication Level 1
Assessment in Work
Expected Duration: 18 months
Assessed by Exam

Method of Study

The Practice qualification is primarily delivered at the learner’s workplace, however there may be occasional sessions at Torfaen Training which learners are required to attend. The qualification will assess learners’ knowledge and practice through their work.  Each learner is assigned an individual Training Officer who will schedule visits on a monthly basis. It is a requirement of the qualification that line manager involvement is key to the progress and development of the portfolio of learner evidence in the form of witness testimonies and confirmation of readiness to undertake assessment.

The Core is delivered through blended learning. Each learner will have access to a comprehensive online interactive resource along with individual Training Officer support.  To achieve the City & Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core (Adults) the learner must undertake three controlled tasks and one online multiple choice test. The controlled tasks will be based on a case study that will be made available to the learner two weeks prior. Learners will then attend the centre or another suitable place and undertake the controlled assignment that is based on the case study.

Ideal For

  • Healthcare assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care workers
  • Care assistants
  • Key workers
  • Support workers
  • Personal assistants

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements: From 1st October 2019

For a funded Level 2 programme an applicant must be:

Employed with a contract for a minimum of 16 hours per week at a rate of pay equal to or in excess of the National Minimum Wage

This role must be suitable for the learner to be able to display occupational competence

Employed for less than 12 months in the current job role

To have completed the All Wales Induction Framework (AWIF).

Awarding Body

How do I enrol?

Contact us for an informal chat, our experienced team of Account Managers will guide you through the process.