The Level 2 Diploma in Care is a competence based qualification which has been developed with Skills for Care, Skills for Health and in consultation with employers who provide adult care and health services. Designed to support the on-programme element of the Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard in England, the qualification is mandatory within the adult care worker standard and covers the knowledge and skills required to work in an adult care worker role in a range of settings, supporting individuals with different needs. In addition the qualification could be used as an option to support delivery of the on-programme element of the Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standard, though it IS NOT a mandatory component of the healthcare support worker apprenticeship.
The qualification is aimed at adult care workers, support workers and key workers in a range of adult care or integrated care settings; and healthcare support workers and healthcare assistants in a range of healthcare settings. The qualification can be used both within and outside of the adult care worker apprenticeship standard.
The qualification contains units which are competence based and several knowledge based units. The qualification is structured in a way which means that all learners will have to complete a group of mandatory units, the content of which is required across any adult care or healthcare support role at level 2. In addition there is a wide range of optional units to support areas of specialism, including:
The qualification requires candidates to achieve 46 credits. 24 from the mandatory units (Group A), plus a minimum of 22 credits from the optional groups. There are 2 optional groups:
There is no minimum requirement to choose units from Group C, therefore all optional credits can come from Group B.
The course is open to everyone. However, candidates must be employed in a workplace relevant to the occupational standards for Health and Social Care to enable them to complete the qualification successfully. Basic skills at level 1 is recommended.
Method of assessment:
Assessment takes place through evaluation of work-based performance, presenting evidence, witness testimony and questioning. A portfolio of evidence is produced which demonstrates that the candidate can perform to the level described.
City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care
Duration of course:
5 – 7 Months (Depending on experience)
Flexible (Depending on work / shift pattern)