The Ascentis Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Professions is designed to help learners make an informed choice about a career in health and social care.

This qualification can act as progression towards programmes of study at Level 2 or Level 3, such as the Access to HE Diploma.


  • Achieve a nationally recognised

  • Level 2 certificate

  • Increase understanding of working in the health and social care sector

  • Further your personal and professional development

What you will learn

  • Introduction to a Physical Disability

  • Introduction to Mental Health

  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

  • Preparing for a Career in Health and Social Care Professions

  • Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings

  • Understanding Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Settings

  • Developing Self

  • Individual Rights and Responsibilities

  • Identity and Cultural Diversity

  • Time Management

  • Research Skills for Academic Study

  • Introductory Awareness of the Importance of Healthy Eating and Drinking for Adults

  • Ethical Issues in Health Care

  • Introduction to a Healthy Lifestyle

Course Duration

6-8 weeks

Awarding Body


Need more info’?

Freephone 0800 001 5910 or email