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Diploma in Care (England) (Level 2)

Key course information

Health and Social Care


22 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

This qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments. The course covers a wide range of topics, such as dementia awareness, mental health and wellbeing, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.

What will I learn?

The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies, while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs and interests, and to reflect the context of their work.

You must achieve a minimum of 46 credits in order to gain the qualification. 24 of these will be from the mandatory units, and a minimum of 22 credits from the optional units, which you can chose with your assessor.

On this course, you will learn about communication and how to handle information in care settings. You will be learning how to implement person-centred approaches in care settings, health and safety and well-being, and your duty of care to patients.

Entry Requirements

- An Initial Assessment is undertaken to determine the starting point of learning and assessment and must be passed before enrolment can take place.

- You need to be employed or on a practical placement in a setting for the duration of the course (minimum of 16 hours a week). This is to show workplace competence.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

All units are assessed by a designated assessor using a range of methods. This will include direct observations in the workplace and written assignments.

If you have no recognised Maths and English qualifications at Level 2, including functional skills, you will be required to achieve this prior to completion.

Additional Costs and Information

Duration of the course is a minimum of 12 months, with a maximum of 18 months.

The cost of this course is £1113.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Health and Social Care

Career Opportunities

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Healthcare Assistant

  • Care Worker
  • Adult Nurse
  • Youth Worker

  • Social Worker

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