Health & Social Care Diploma Level 2
This Qualification has been accredited onto the new Qualifications Framework (QCF) at Level 2 and Level 3. It relates to national occupational standards for Health and Social Care at level 2 and 3.
This is aimed at those who deliver/work in the health and social care services.
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
To achieve this qualification, candidates must achieve a total of 46 credits made up as follows:
Candidates must achieve 24 credits from the 9 mandatory units in Group A.
Candidates must achieve a minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 7 credits from Group B.
If candidates are taking the Dementia pathway they need to achieve DEM 201 and then free choice from this group.
If candidates are taking the Learning Disability pathway they need to achieve LD 201 and then free choice from this group.
Candidates must achieve a minimum of 15 credits from this group.
If candidates are taking the Dementia pathway they need to achieve at least 2 credits/1 unit from DEM 204 or DEM 209 or DEM 210 or DEM 211 and then free choice from this group.
What we do
We offer a training programme which aims to provide an insight into the skills required to work in the care sector. Enhancing your professional skills will not only enable you to provide a higher standard of service but will also increase job satisfaction and confidence. We are here to inspire you and provide support during the course.
The key objective of this programme is to provide the learners to understand and equip them while working in the health and social industry and we aim to provide care workers to:
- Support individuals in their own homes or in residential care homes.
- Recording and reporting any changes in an individual condition
- Personal Care
- Eating and Drinking
- Provide opportunities for learning and inspire the learners
- Provide ongoing mentoring to candidates, including review and feedback on learning experiences and development competence.
- Provide opportunities for a candidate to practice what they have learnt in a realistic, but safe and protected, working environment or, where this is not appropriate, in a simulated environment as appropriate to the assessment strategy.
Carry out a range of duties to support the needs of patients, such as:
The duration of the course is 6 – 12months.
This will be undertaken by qualified assessors with the accredited A1 qualification.
They will develop the candidate’s knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the Health and Social Care Diploma course.
The trainers will:
For competence to be decided, learners will need to be assessed.
Classroom sessions are undertaken once every 2 weeks and it is minimum 2 hours per session. These sessions are designed to cover a unit per session.
When the required number of units as been covered, the assessment process then begins. This involves the observation of the candidate in the application of what they have learnt and it is over 4 sessions of 2 hours per session.
The candidate’s portfolio is then completed and submitted for verification by the internal and external verifiers who will then determine whether the candidate has passed.