Diploma in Adult Care
LEVEL 2 - FULLY SUPPORTED & TAUGHT
Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care
Who is this diploma for?
This level is suitable for:
- Healthcare assistants/Support workers
- Care workers/Assistants/Key workers/Support workers
- Personal assistants
This qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce. 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 eg 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 is covered?
Level 2 is made up of 46 credits and the guided learning hours are 330 hours.
This is made up of 24 credits for mandatory units covering the core elements of a Health care worker.
Level 2 will suit you if you are a care worker or want to get your first care job. If you’re already working in care, you probably work mainly under supervision. You want to increase your skills and take on more responsibility.
You complete nine core units at level 2:
- 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
- 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
- Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings.
The remaining 22 credits are made up of optional units you choose that are relevant to your job role.
This qualification can help you succeed in a wide range of healthcare settings, such as:
- residential care
- community and primary care
- acute health environments (eg hospitals)
- domiciliary services (home care / home help)
- supported living projects
- community-based care
- private care for a person or family
You must have employment in the social care setting to allow you to be assessed and put your learning into practice. This can be full, part-time or in a voluntary capacity.
How will I be supported?
Once you’ve chosen your diploma, you will be allocated your skills coach who you will work with to agree choose your credits and agree your delivery plan. The assessment method for your diploma will also be discussed, so you know what to expect and what to aim for.
You will be given access to an e-Learning platform and a host of online learning resources to support your diploma. You’ll also be able to access features such as free additional sessions, workshops and CPD sessions.
Includes LIVE TEACHING SESSIONS
What makes us unique is that we offer all our diploma learners the chance to access live teaching sessions as well as online guided learning. This provides a great opportunity to learn with your peers, in real time and to work with your skills coach. Many other providers only offer the scope for learning independently, so this is a great way to embed your specialist knowledge and skills.