IVQ in Health Care (8629)

Last Updated: 05 Aug 2016
The IVQ Diplomas in Health Care have been designed to give health care workers a comprehensive programme of learning and assessment in their field of work.

They equip care workers with the knowledge to deliver the best possible standards of service and provide a structure for ongoing development.

These are internationally recognised qualifications available in a wide range of countries around the world.
The IVQ Diplomas in Health Care are designed for people who work in a range of health and social care settings.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Depending on which qualification you choose, you'll cover areas like:

  • Managing individuals' needs in a care setting
  • Understanding physical and emotional comforts of individuals
  • Helping individuals in their personal daily living.

For international qualifications, how you learn and are assessed depends on where you do your qualification. To find out how the qualification works in your location, just contact or locate your training provider.

The IVQ Diplomas in Health Care are assessed via practical demonstrations and assignments.

Level 2
You are already working, or would like to work in, the health and social care sector. You want to learn the skills and knowledge to support individuals and forge your own career development path in the health and social care sector.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The IVQs in Health Care can lead to roles as Care Workers or Healthcare Assistants, as well as improving knowledge and practical skills for people working in the health and social care sector.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

In order to offer the IVQ Diplomas in Health Care, you will need:

  • suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment
  • suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

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

You should not be entered for a qualification of the same type, content and level as one they already hold - otherwise there are no formal entry requirements for these qualifications.

Level 2

This level will suit you if you are already working, or would like to work, in the health and social care sector. You want to learn the skills and knowledge to support individuals and forge your own career development path in the health and social care sector.

There are two qualifications to choose from at this level:

  • Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Health Care
  • Level 2 IVQ Specialist Diploma in Health Care.

Both qualifications comprise four core units:

  • Developing own knowledge and practice in a care setting
  • Rights, responsibilities and protection in care
  • Communicating with and completing records for individuals in a care setting
  • Understanding health and safety practice in a care setting.

For the Level 2 IVQ Specialist Diploma in Health Care, you also complete four optional units from a range that includes:

  • Supporting the physical and emotional comfort of individuals
  • Promoting, maintaining and understanding mobility
  • Working in collaboration with informal carers.

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

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The IVQs in Health Care can lead to roles as Care Workers or Healthcare Assistants, as well as improving knowledge and practical skills for people working in the health and social care sector.

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Health Care (8629-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2017

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Health Care

  • Accreditation No: 500/5796/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 180 - 180 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 IVQ Specialist Diploma in Health Care (8629-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2018

Level 2 IVQ Specialist Diploma in Health Care

  • Accreditation No: 500/5814/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 300 - 330 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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