Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care Courses (Adults)

Pearson Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England.

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COURSE DURATION

6 -12 Months

NUMBER OF CREDITS

46

GUIDED LEARNING HOURS

360

COURSE OVERVIEW

This Level 2 qualification is recognised by the Qualification & Credit Framework (QCF) and has been developed in the health and social care sectors to focus on:

  • Education and training for health and social care employees
  • Providing opportunities for diploma in Health and Social Care employees to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Giving learners the opportunity to enter employment in the health and social care sectors or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as the Pearson Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
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Qualification Specification

There are 9 mandatory units with a choice of optional units to make up a total of 46 credits.

Assessment

Internally assessed and criterion referenced requiring a Pass for all assessment criteria.

Group A

Unit Code

Pearson Unit

Optional (Choose 3)

Credit

Level

F/601/5465 1 Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 2 3
L/601/5470 2 Introduction to personal development in health, social care courses or children’s and young people’s settings 2 3
R/601/5471 3 Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care coursesor children’s and young people’s settings 2 2
H/601/5474 4 Introduction to duty of care in Health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 2 1
A/601/8574 5 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care 2 3
J/601/8576 6 The role of health and social care worker 2 2
A/601/8140 7 Implement person-centred approach in health and social care 2 5
R/601/8922 8 Contribute to health and safety in health and social care 2 4
J/601/8142 9 Handle information in health and social care settings 2 1

Group B

Group B units are made up of optional context or specialist knowledge/ competence units

Unit Code

Pearson Unit

Unit Title

Level

Credit

J/601/2874

13

Dementia awareness

2

2

L/501/6737

21

The principles of infection prevention and control

2

3

L/601/6117

32

Understand physical disability

2

2

Group C

Group C units provide the learner the opportunity to take a variety of competence units that reflect their job role. This includes a range of both specialist and generic units.

Unit Code

Pearson Unit

Unit Title

Level

Credit

M/601/8054

57

Support individuals to eat and drink

2

2

K/601/9025

47

Provide support to manage pain and discomfort

2

2

H/601/9024

46

Provide support for mobility

2

2

T/601/8637

51

Support independence in the tasks of daily living

2

5

R/601/8015

56

Support care plan activities

2

2

F/601/8060

58

Support individuals to meet personal care needs

2

2

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