Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care
Summary of course
The qualification will help you to meet the statutory requirement that enables you to gain the practical skills needed to be an effective care worker. You will gain in confidence and develop your understanding of your working practices which will enhance the quality of care provided within care settings.
You will develop the following skills through a combination of off-the-job training and workplace training:
- Skills to deliver person centred care
- Effective communication skills
- Awareness of Safeguarding of vulnerable adults
- Skills within health and safety including manual handling and infection control
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Introduction to communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings;
- Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings;
- Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings;
- Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
- Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care;
- The role of the health and social care worker; Implement person centred approaches in health and social care;
- Contribute to health and safety in health and social care;
Handle information in health and social care settings;.
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
- Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults)
- BTEC National Certificate in Caring
- Progression to a senior role within the workplace
How is the course assessed?
You will complete a range of assessments, these will include:
- Producing a portfolio that demonstrates the skills and knowledge you have gained and how you applied them at work
Who is this course for?
The qualification is ideal for you if you work in a health or social care setting as a care assistant or support worker delivering assistance to vulnerable adults.
Entry Requirements for new students
In order to meet the requirements of this qualification you will:
- Be employed in a care setting
- You will have completed or be working towards your care certificate
- Meet a member of College staff to ensure you have the appropriate skills you will need to succeed.
- Complete assessments in English and maths
There are no formal entry qualifications for this qualification.
General Info (materials required for the course)
Benefits to company:
- Develop skilled and qualified staff
- Improve care skills
- Avoid future skills shortages
- Increase staff retention
- Meet your statutory requirements
Benefits to individual:
- Statutory requirement
- Gain a national recognised qualification
- Enhance skills and knowledge
Become more productive and motivated
It is recommended that you purchase a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care text book.