Course: Health and Social Care Cadet Programme Level 2

Study Level

Level 2


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



Whether it’s your passion to work with children, teenagers, the elderly or vulnerable, this course will help you develop the skills and knowledge to work in many different aspects of the care industry.

Those on our Care Cadet pathway will have work placements that fit around your career ideas, helping you to develop your knowledge and skills to move into care practice, an apprenticeship or Level 3 programme. In college, you will study modules including understanding the role of a healthcare worker, health, safety and security, problem solving and communication skills for the health sector.

Why study with us:

  • Ground-breaking partnership with the James Paget University Hospital to support students to meet the changing and emerging needs of the healthcare workforce.
  • Our lecturers have specialisms, including mental health, psychology, substance misuse, nursing care, social work, child development, dementia care and education.
  • Train in our new healthcare suites which replicate a hospital ward with bed and clinical equipment.


You will need to have achieved at least four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths

You will also need to complete an application for DBS upon enrolment, to enable you to complete a work placement in the sector.


You can progress on to Health and Social Care Level 3 or a T Level in Health or Healthcare Science Level 3.

"The James Paget’s partnership with East Coast College has helped the next generation of people interested in careers and professions within health and care to grow and thrive. The talent, enthusiasm and skill of the people developed through this partnership helps our hospital provide compassionate care for our patients and communities."

Paul Morris, Director of Nursing

James Paget University Hospital