Health and Social Care (4222)

About this level

Level 2 will suit you if you are a care worker or want to get your first care job. If you're already working in care, you probably work mainly under supervision. You want to increase your skills and take on more responsibility.

You complete nine core units at level 2:

  • 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.

If you're learning in Wales you complete one more core unit:

  • Introductory awareness of sensory loss.

You also choose optional units from a range to suit your career plans. Units you might choose include:

  • Causes and spread of infection
  • Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals
  • Approaches to enable rights and choices for individuals with dementia while minimising risks.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)  (4222-21)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
Learning Assistant available
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) (Adults with Learning Disabilities)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:501/1306/9
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:46
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:319 - 396
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2017
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) (Dementia Pathway)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:501/1306/9
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:46
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:319 - 396
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2017
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) (Generic Pathway)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:501/1306/9
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:46
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:319 - 396
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2017
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF)  (4222-22)
Last registration date:31/01/2015
SmartScreen available
Learning Assistant available
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:501/1260/0
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:QCF
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:46
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:319 - 395
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/01/2017

Information & documentation

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What's involved in delivering this course?

You can deliver the Level 2 qualification in college or in the workplace. Assessment must be in the workplace. The Level 3 qualification must be workplace-based in a health or social care setting.

To deliver these diplomas, you need qualified members of staff - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need to make sure learners have access to a workplace setting.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

You can get automatic approval if you currently offer the NVQ in Health and Social Care (3172) or the Certificate in Health and Social Care (3179).

Download the form for automatic/fast-track approval from the additional documents section.

 

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What's involved in studying this course?

While completing this qualification, you'll cover topics like:

  • the role of a health and social care worker
  • health and safety
  • equality and inclusion
  • personal development.

You'll also cover specific skills and knowledge for the options you choose. This may include:

  • administering medication
  • supporting people with disabilities
  • working with babies and young children
  • helping people to eat and drink.

To gain these qualifications, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You will work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by studying, or by trying new things at work.

These qualifications are assessed at work or in a simulated workplace. For each unit, your assessor will watch and asks questions as you perform a task, or will look at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You are a care worker or want to get your first care job. If you're already working in care, you probably work mainly under supervision. You want to increase your skills and take on more responsibility.

This level is suitable for:

  • Healthcare assistants/Support workers
  • Care workers/Assistants/Key workers/Support workers
  • Personal assistants.
Level 3
You're a care worker, and you have some responsibility in your workplace. You sometimes work without supervision. You want to develop or demonstrate your skills, perhaps to become a senior care worker.

This level is suitable for:

  • Senior healthcare assistants/Support workers
  • Senior care workers/Assistants/Key workers/Support workers
  • Personal assistants.

Both qualifications might also suit emerging new types of workers and multi-disciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models.

What careers can this lead to?

This qualification can help you succeed in a wide range of healthcare settings, such as:

  • residential care
  • community and primary care
  • acute health environments (eg hospitals)
  • domiciliary services (home care / home help)
  • supported living projects
  • community-based care
  • private care for a person or family.