• Course Information

    This qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in health and adult care environments. The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies, while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs and interests, and to reflect the context of their work. It covers a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.

    • Course Code
    • Learner Aim Reference
    • Price
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 2
    • Study Mode
      Part Time
    • Course Location
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      24 weeks
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  • Overview

    Course duration: 4-hour lessons per week (online via Teams) over 24 weeks plus support in college if required.

    You will attend College for an Induction session to meet your tutors and discuss any support needs you may have. The course will then be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions scheduled. Within these sessions there will be a mixture of tutor delivery, discussions, group work activities and individual independent study tasks set. All dates will be agreed at a mutually convenient time between your tutor and you. You will also have regular contact with your assessor throughout your course who will also attend your placement to observe you using your skills in practice. This is a knowledge and skills qualification and requires 46 credits: 24 from mandatory units and 22 from optional units. 

    Mandatory Units:

    • Unit 1 Communication in the care setting 
    • Unit 2 Handling 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 well-being in care settings 
    • Unit 7 Responsibilities of a care worker 
    • Unit 8 Duty of care 
    • Unit 9 Safeguarding and protection in care settings 
    • Optional units 
    • Variety of optional units to support your current job role 

    *Price: £2,225.00, FREE subject to eligibility.

    Times: TBC

  • Entry Requirements

     Must be working/placement in a health and social care setting for a minimum of 6 hours a week. You will also be required to attend an interview with a member of our admissions team.

  • How will I be assessed?

     A work placement assessor will complete 2 observations in your setting in order to meet course criteria. 

  • Progression Pathway

     Upon completion, learners can enter either the adult care or health workforces. The content is applicable to a variety of roles, including: 

    • adult care worker 
    • healthcare assistant/support worker 
    • personal assistant

    It is anticipated that learners who achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care will progress to Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care. 

  • Delivery Method - Blended

    This course will be delivered through blended learning. This means a mix of classroom-based lessons and a small amount of online lessons.

  • DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check

    You must be prepared to comply with the vetting procedures for those working with vulnerable adults, children and young people as required by current legislation (ie undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check). A charge of £48* for processing DBS applications will be made; this fee is included in the course fees. If you are eligible for fee remission, there will be no DBS charge. If you are an Apprentice, this will be organised by your employer. *Price correct from June 2022.

    You will need to complete a DBS for this course and in doing so will need to provide 3 ID documents. These can include; Birth Certificate, Driving License, Passport, Bank statement or a letter.