Health and Social Care

West Herts College

Price on request

Important information

  • Course
  • Inhouse
  • Duration:
    2 Years

Suitable for: This is ideal for employees working in the care industry.

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location


What you'll learn on the course

Health and Social Care

Course programme

Entry Qualifications

Train to Gain NVQs are available free of charge to all employees aged 19-64 that do not already have a full Level 2 qualification.

Information about the course

This is ideal for employees working in the care industry. Learners must achieve 6 units in total four mandatory units plus a choice of two from the options listed.

Core units

The following four core units are compulsory covering the areas essential for success in this work:

  • Communicate with, and complete records for individuals
  • Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals
  • Develop your knowledge and practice
  • Ensure your own actions support the care, protections and wellbeing of individuals
Optional units

Tailor your course to your experience and skills with a choice of two units from the following:

  • Carry out and provide feedback on specific plan of care activities
  • Support individuals to access and use information
  • Support individuals in their daily living
  • Support individuals to make journeys
  • Support individuals to meet their domestic and personal needs
  • Support individuals to access and participate in recreational activities
  • Support individuals during therapy sessions
  • Provide food and drink for individuals
  • Help individuals to eat and drink
  • Help individuals to keep mobile
  • Help address the physical comfort needs of individuals
  • Undertake agreed pressure area care
  • Support individuals with their care needs
  • Support individuals to manage continence
  • Maintain the feet of individuals who have been assessed as requiring help with general foot care
  • Assist in the administration of medication
  • Support individuals prior to, during and after clinical procedures
  • Contribute to moving and handling individuals
  • Observe, monitor and record the conditions of individuals
  • Support individuals to undertake and monitor their own health care
  • Support individuals who are distressed
  • Contribute to working collaboration with carers in the caring role
  • Contribute to effective group care
  • Gain access to, and ensure individuals homes are secure
  • Manage environments and resources during clinical activities
  • Protect yourself from the risk of violence at work