Level 2 Health and Social Care

Level 2 Diploma in Care - Course for Carers and Care Workers

The Level 2 Diploma in Care replaced the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England. The course is suitable for learners (care workers, carers or support workers) working in a wide range of roles in a health and social care setting. This is a competence based qualification which requires learners to be in paid or voluntary work. The qualification also forms the competence component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care.

Vocational Learning encourages candidates to submit naturally occurring evidence from their work environment to demonstrate competency against the practical requirements of the course. You are usually expected to complete this course within a year. The course has a 319-396 guided learning hours requirement. The total qualification time is 460 hours.

Course Delivery and Support - Level 2 Health and Social Care

The Level 2 Diploma in Care course is delivered by either distance, blended learning or as classroom based. You are expected to meet course requirements regardless of the method of delivery.

Level 2 Diploma in Care Course

You will need to fully participate in online activities and provide multimedia evidence whenever possible.You will be expected to complete the course between 5 to 12 months. Candidates who are committed and work hard can study the course fast track and complete within a few weeks.

The full cost of the course is £460. You can also pay using a payment plan by making a deposit of £107 and four monthly instalments. Each instalment will be £107.

On enrolment every candidate will be allocated an assessor who will also be their tutor and the first port of call for all assessments and learning needs. You will have access to resources, coursework, tutorials, events, forums, web conferences, and face-to-face sessions. We regularly host support sessions during the day, night and weekends.

You will be expected to participate in an induction session to fully understand how to use our learning management system (Access), locate resources and your coursework. This induction can either be face-to-face or online. You will need to have a discussion with your assessor to negotiate and agree your learning and assessment plan. You are expected here to discuss about any needs, targets, practical requirements (if applicable) and declare any prior learning you wish to be considered. Your assessor will draft your “Holistic Assessment Plan” which will reflect your needs. The plan will also contain information about assessments, ground rules and expected course end date.

Course Structure

Candidates are required to achieve at least 46 credits to be awarded the Level 2 Diploma in Care. 24 of the credits will be achieved by completing the following 9 units. You will be expected to achieve the remaining 22 credits from the optional units.

Unit 1: Communication in care settings
Unit 2: Handle information in care settings
Unit 3: Personal development in care settings
Unit 4: Implement person-centred approaches in care settings
Unit 5: Equality and inclusion in care settings
Unit 6: Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
Unit 7: Responsibilities of a care worker
Unit 8: Duty of care
Unit 9: Safeguarding and protection in care settings

Assessment Level 2 Health and Social Care Course

The Level 2 Diploma in Care is assessed by a portfolio of evidence which you have to compile and submit at the end of the course. You will be expected to complete some course work and participate in a number of assessment activities such as recorded discussions. Majority of your assessments will take in your workplace where a holistic approach will be taken to record your natural work activities and practice which will then be linked to the assessment criteria.

Entry Requirements,Level 2 Diploma in Care Qualification

This Level 2 Diploma in Care course is open to anyone working in a health and social care setting. You will need to be at least 16 years old. You will be expected to have basic numeracy, literacy and IT skills in line with national occupational skills for care workers.

You are also expected to have access to the internet, multimedia computer, printer and a word processor that can open and produce Microsoft Word Documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’. Candidates without Microsoft office are advised to consider free software such as Open Office. You, however, need to ensure your documents are saved and submitted for assessment as word documents ending with the extension ‘.doc’?

What can l do after completion?

You can go on to complete other higher health and social care courses such as the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care.

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