Apprenticeship Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care
Diploma 501/1264/8 - Certificate 600/0047/8
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
There will be a time in everyone’s lives when they need some care and support from a health and social care worker. Our health and social care courses are designed so you have the skills needed to work with some of society’s most vulnerable people, including the elderly, children, and adults with learning difficulties. We have a range of full time BTEC health and social care courses, from entry level up to higher education, and health and social care apprenticeships. We also offer part time health and social care training courses for those who cannot study full time and for those already working in the industry who want to further their qualifications.
People in the health and social care industry may work as:
Social work assistant
Health and social care at Presidency London College
We have a range of courses in health and social care for people at all levels. Our health and care courses are taught by tutors who have worked in the industry and who will share their experiences with you.
You will learn what is health and social care, about the industry and gain the skills, experience and qualifications you need as well as finding out about the health and social care jobs available to you.
You will benefit from our links with the local health and social care sector, and will have the opportunity to do work placements in local nursing homes, day centres, local authorities, hospitals and a range of other organisations.
Please note: If you are interested in working more specifically with children, please see our child care courses.
LEARNERS' ELIGIBILITY ARE AS FOLLOWS:
16-18 – these learners are fully funded by the Education Funding Agency on a per learner basis, or in the case of Apprentices, by the Skills Funding Agency based on the cost of the relevant framework.
19 -23 – these learners can access funding for a first full level 2 and first full level 3 (or 4), but the rules are very specific and depend upon prior attainment, employment status, location of delivery (classroom/workplace) and the qualifications being taken. This group has become smaller in recent years, reducing from the 19-24 age group, to the 19-23 age group.
24+ – very few of these learners are eligible for public funding. Funding is limited to those most in need: the unemployed and those without basic skills. Level 3 and 4 co-funding used to be available for certain learners in this group, but from 2013/14 all funding for 24+ learners taking level 3 and 4 is limited to loans
Edexcel / Pearson
What does the qualification cover?
This qualiﬁcation develops the knowledge and skills needed when working with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.
It has three pathways:
• Generic Health and Social Care
• Learning Disability
It is also a must-have for all those undertaking the Level 2 Health and Social Care Apprenticeship.
Who is it suitable for?
All those who wish to work or who are working in a supervised role with adults in health and social care.
What are the entry requirements?
You should be at least 16 years old. Please read above
How many credits are required to complete it?
The Diploma requires 46 credits.
How is it assessed?
It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.
Do you need to be working to take the qualification?
Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
How long does it take to complete?
You can usually complete it in a year or less.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
The Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications here.
Which type of job roles can learners apply for on completion?
• Care Assistants in Residential Settings or Supported Living
• Healthcare Support Workers in Community and Primary Care Environments
• Healthcare Assistants in Acute Health Environments
• Care Support Workers in Domiciliary Services
This qualification provides an ideal taster for those who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work. It is accessible to learners of all ages who may want to understand more about working in health and social care. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.
The qualification covers the areas of communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, personal development, role of the social care worker, handling information, health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches.
It is a must have for anyone taking the adult Intermediate Health and Social Care apprenticeship.
Anyone working towards a career in adult health and social care in a supervised job role.
You should be at least 14 years old. Please read above
It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a portfolio of evidence.
No, this is a knowledge only qualiﬁcation.
You can usually complete it in 6 months.
The Level 3 Diploma in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care or the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults).
This qualification does not qualify you to work but does complement a fuller programme of learning.
Portfolio, Work Based Learning
Start Date: ASAP
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