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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Personal Care Needs


Health and Social Care

Study Mode

Part time

Start Date



12 weeks


Available at

Course Overview

The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Personal Care Needs is to give you specialist knowledge to support your work within the health and social care sectors.This qualification aims to focus on the study of personal care needs in the health and social care sectors and to offer you a breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge. The objective of this qualification is to give you specialist knowledge of how to support an individual with personal care needs.

What will I learn?

The objective of this qualification is to:
• give learners specialist knowledge of how to support an individual with personal care needs

It is made up of six mandatory units as follows:
• Understand person-centred care
• Understand how to support personal hygiene
• Understand foot care for individuals
• Understand how to support individuals to maintain oral health
• Understand pressure area care
• Understand sepsis

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This course is delivered purely online with digital content. Upon enrolment Learners are sent login details for our e-assessor system where they will access all course materials including workbooks and questions. Learners will also submit all work via this system which will then be marked by an Assessor and feedback provided.

Due to the nature of these Distance Learning courses, the emphasis is very much on self-directed study.

Learners should be able to take all the information needed to complete the course from the Workbooks but will also receive high level support from their Assessor and the Distance Learning Team.

Each unit will have a set deadline, which is usually 2 weeks, so Learners can plan their study time to fit in with these dates.

Entry Requirements

Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (31st August).

Must have lived in the UK or EAA for the last three years.

Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of London, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Tees Valley Combined Authority, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority, the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (e.g., QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).

If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

Additional Costs and Information

Learners can only complete one Distance Learning course at a time and cannot be on another funded course such as an Apprenticeship.

The allotted time for completion of this course is three months.

What Could I Do Next?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: - Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England - Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care - Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support - Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management - Level 3 Qualifications in Mental Health

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