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Health and Social Care Qualifications


UK Distance Learning offers a good choice Health and Social Care qualifications. The Level 2 Introduction to Social Care is designed to provide an understanding of the role of a carer and is aimed at people caring in the home setting as well as those entering social care on a professional basis.

You then have the choice of moving on to the Level 3 Health and Social Care Studies and then the Level 4 in Health and Social Care

We also have more specialised courses such as:

Introduction to Mental Health Care Level 2

What can I do with these qualifications?

On completion of the Level 2 Diploma you will be eligible to move on to a level 3 health and social care qualification. If you want to go straight into work instead, you will have the theoretical knowledge for a number of roles. These include:

  • Care support worker in adult residential settings
  • Healthcare assistant in community, primary care and acute health environments
  • Care support worker in domiciliary services, supported living or day services
  • Community-based support worker

Health and social care is such an important part of our society. If you use your health and social care qualification to work in any of these jobs you will be doing a huge service to your community.

Do I need a work placement?

No. With this health and social care qualification you are assessed by TMAs only. A TMA is a Tutor Marked Assignment. This means that as you work through the units of the course you will have to write several essays. You tutor, who is an expert in health and social care, will mark your work. Of course, if you can get a work placement that is great. Employers love it when you can show them practical experience. However, it is not essential for this course.

How much does it cost?

As I write this, the Level 2 Diploma is £195.00. The Level 3 £320 and the Level 4 £355. UKDLP also offers all it’s students the chance to pay course fees in installments. It’s important to us that everybody gets a chance to study, whatever their financial status.

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How long does it take?

The Guided Learning Hours for the Level 2 is 90 hours, but this is just a rough guide and you have a year to complete the course. The great thing about distance learning is that you can take things as fast or as slow as you want. If you have a lot of free time you can get through the course very quickly. If you are studying around work and family time then you just do your work in the evenings and weekends.


This health and social care qualification is a great way to boost your CV and get a new job. UKDLP will support you all the way through, and we hope you do well.