Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2 (QCF)
The level 2 diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) confirms competence in areas of Health and Social Care where appropriate.
Are nationally recognised
Are based on the Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards (NOS). The NOS, assessment principles and qualification structures are owned by Skills for Care and Development
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England and Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland have been approved as components required for the Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Framework.
Who is this qualifications for?
The Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2 is for all learners aged 16 and above who are capable of reaching the required standards.
What are the potential job roles for those working towards these qualifications?
This qualification confirms competence in these areas for roles such as:
care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments
healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments
care assistants/support workers/ key workers in domiciliary services
care assistants/support workers/ key workers in day services
Support workers in supported living projects
Community based care assistants/support workers/key workers including those working in specialist areas, e.g. dementia, learning disabilities.
Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families
emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models
What progression opportunities are available to learners who achieve these qualifications?
It is anticipated that learners will progress to level 3 QCF qualifications for supervisor or team leader roles in Health and Social Care.
How do learners achieve the Level 2 diploma in Health and Social Care
Each unit within the Diploma has a credit rating. Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits to gain the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England.
Learners must take 9 mandatory units. They then have the choice of optional knowledge and competence units covering different areas of health and social care such as support person-centred approaches, advocacy, healthcare, supporting those with disabilities, learning disabilities and dementia.
Learners have the opportunity to take a general qualification in health and social care, or they may follow specialist pathways in Dementia Care of Learning Disabilities.
Select from the following pathways for further information...
How is the Level 2 Health & Social Care Diploma Assessed?
Assessment will take place via evaluation of work-based performance, producing evidence, witness testimony as well as questioning. Your nominated Diploma assessor will be vocationally competent and qualified. He or she will measure your competence against the relevant standards by way of
Carrying out observations of you demonstrating your skills
Asking you questions to test your knowledge and understanding
Plan & collect from you any further evidence through witness statements, reflective accounts or recognised prior learning
Check whether your evidence demonstrates your competence and is sufficient to meet the standards
A portfolio of evidence is produced which will show evidence that you can perform to the level described.
Your assessor will assist and support you in assembling your portfolio as well as preparing for assessment.
During the level 2 diploma in Health and Social Care you will also have access to email and telephone and support resources if required.
How do I enroll for a Health & Social Care Diploma Level 2?
If you have any questions about QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 (Adults) or, are interested in enrolling, contact one of our training advisors on 01305 767104 or, fill in our online form.
Awarding body: Edexcel
Length of award: 6-9 months