Health and Social Care Level 5

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  • Ofqual regulated Health and Social Care level 5 qualification
  • Equivalent to 2nd year of a university degree
  • Study for your course entirely online including assessments
  • Study through online resources, skype sessions and online webinars
  • Achieve up to 120 credits towards degree
This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

A career in health and social care is one of the most rewarding careers out there.

Not only are you caring and helping vulnerable people, you are also making a difference to people’s lives.

For those looking for an advanced career in health and social care, this course can be the perfect springboard to achieving your dream career.

As the equivalent of the second year of university, pair this with our Health and Social Care Level 4 and you can progress on and complete a university degree!

The perfect route into university!

Course Duration

Up to 5 years.

Study Hours

Approximately 200 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive your Health and Social Care Level 5 qualification. This is equivalent to 2nd year of a degree.

Entry Requirements

You must be at least 18 years old to enrol. You must also have passed Health and Social Care Level 4.


Series of online assessments and written assignments.

Course content

601/5442/1 – awarding body – Qualifi

Extra info


You will be assessed through a mixture of online assessments and written assignments.

There will be an online assessment for each module. Your online assessments will appear once you have completed each module and these are multiple choice questions.

Once you have completed your module and online assessment, your written assignment details with be released to you. Each written assessment is between 3000 – 5000 words long.

Study Method

This course is studied entirely online. You have access to your course materials for up to 5 years which means you are able to study whenever and wherever you choose.

Tutor support will be available through 1-2-1 skype sessions. You will also have access to interactive and informative webinars from your tutor as well. There is an online social learning forum to help along your study journey.

Course Duration

You have up to 5 years to complete your course which is more than enough time to give you the flexibility to study at your own pace. There is no pressure of tight deadlines.

Each module will take approximately 40 hours of study. There is also an additional 30-50 hours of optional study materials available.

Course Requirements

You must be at least 18 years of age to enrol onto this course and have completed secondary education.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of your assessments and assignments, you will receive your Level 5 Diploma qualification in Health and Social Care.

This is equivalent to the second year of a university degree course. You can achieve up to 120 credits towards a degree qualification.


The next step if you wanted to progress further would be to go onto university and complete your degree. You would be entering at third year stage to achieve your full degree.

If you didn’t want to go on to university you will still have your Health and Social Care Level 5 qualification to add to your CV.




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