Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care
The Level 2 qualification is built up from a mix of mandatory units, and group B and C units.
At Level 2 all candidates who are employed in the social care sector must be assessed in the mandatory units, and a mix of the group B and C units Working towards a total of 46 credits, there is no limit to the amount of units a learner must complete so long as they meet the credit total.
Candidates may do additional units for continuing professional development (CPD) only - candidates who choose this route and do not achieve 46 credits will not be awarded the full Diploma
The candidates may choose one of the 3 pathways available in this award – this will be agreed after discussion with the assessor, candidate and employer, who will agree the most suitable pathway for the candidate
- The Learning Disability Pathway
- The Dementia Pathway
- The Generic Pathway
- 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
Examples of group B and C units
You will choose optional units to suit your career plan, units you might choose include:
Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals
Approaches to enable rights and choices for individuals with dementia while minimising risks.
- Causes and spread of infection