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Level: 2

Location: Offsite

Years: 1

Weeks: 32

Hours: 1.50

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 0.00*

Concessions: 993.00***

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course aims to guide and assess the development of knowledge, skills and competence relating to the health and social care workforce. It serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements in the social care sector and is based on the Health & Social Care National Occupational Standards.

Entry requirements

You must be aged over 16 and working in a social care setting or job role on a paid or voluntary basis for at least 12 hours a week. Examples of suitable job roles include care assistants, support workers and key workers in residential settings, domiciliary services, community and primary care environments, day services and supported living projects.

Course Content

Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits.  This must include 24 credits from the mandatory units plus 22 credits from the optional knowledge and competence units.

Mandatory units are:

  • 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
  • Introduction to Duty of Care 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

How will I be assessed?

You will meet with your assessor either in a group of other learners or on a one-to-one basis.  This will either be at a College site or at your workplace.  There is no exam.

You will work with your assessor to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your competence and knowledge of your job role.  You will be observed in your job role by your assessor to demonstrate your competence. 

You will produce further evidence through written reflective accounts, witness statements, worksheets, case studies and professional discussions.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

It is anticipated that learners will progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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