Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults)

Overview

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.

Start Date

As the course is completed via distance learning, once payment has been made, you can start this course as and when you prefer.

Cost

The diploma is available for just £599 when booked in full. Discounts are available when booked in bulk for multiple members of staff.

Credits and Completion

The Diploma will require 46 credits in order to pass the course. Of these, 24 are compulsory credits, the remainder is to be chosen by the delegate to help them tailor the course to their chosen care setting. The mandatory units are listed below:

  • SHC 21: Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People Settings.
  • SHC 22: Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People Settings.
  • SHC 23: Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People Settings.
  • SHC 24: Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People Settings.
  • HSC 024: Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care.
  • HSC 025: The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker.
  • HSC 026: Implement Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care.
  • HSC 027: Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care.
  • HSC 028: Handle Information in Health and Social Care Settings.

FAQ

Who is it aimed at?

All those who work in a supervised role with adults in health and social care environments.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be at least 16 years of age and working in either a paid or voluntary capacity with adults in a care environment.

How is it assessed?

The qualification is assessed by a range of methods. This will include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, questioning and witness testimony from colleagues or managers. Learners will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

How long will it take to complete?

Learners can usually complete their Diploma in a year or less.

What related qualifications can learners progress to?

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Which type of job roles can learners apply for on completion?

  • Care assistant in residential settings or supported living.
  • Healthcare support worker in the community and primary care environments.
  • Healthcare assistant in acute health environments.
  • Care support worker in domiciliary services.

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