Right ok, I did level 2 health and social care. It was really worth while i got my qualification i got all distictions, i really enjoyed it. Theres alot of work involved, and team work, and 2 days aweek at placement or 1 day i dont really remember sorry. Aswell you will have alot of tutorials, with your tutor to assess your needs and what you really need help with, but to be quite honest its fine you will really love it, if going into that kind of work its great ecspecially the work experience, its more hands on, but i refused to do a residential work its horrible i hate to see elderly treated like that. So i took on my own responsibilty and found my own work placement all at day centres, and special needs school, they were fantastic really proper hands on. Aswell for proof you did your work experience you be given a sheet for you to write down how many hours you did, and to get your placement mentor to sign that aswell, and to back that up, you will need to make a personal diary day to day, how your feelings, what you did, why you did that.
Some advice though if you choose to do residential, please please dont do anything your not suppose to like lifting people up, dressing. Its serious beacuse if something bad happened you would get the blame, so if they try and get you to do anything like that just say no sorry i cant health and saftey regulations. And they wont force you so dont worry your there to learn not do their jobs. More observing for students, makings bed, feedings. Thats it! lol
I really hope my advice helps :D and best of luck on your new course. And make loads of friends :D :D :D