Diploma in Care - Level 2 (City and Guilds)
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 2 Hele Road Centre *Please see below *Please see below Variable Variable £995 None.

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

The Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care is a part knowledge based and part competency based qualification for which you will achieve 46 QCF Credits. Various pathways available dependent on work setting and job role. This is an intermediate course recognising your ability to gain a good knowledge and understanding of a subject and to perform varied tasks. This is primarily for those working independently in a face-to-face role with service users.

 Course dates are:

  • 09-Sep-19 to 08-Mar-21    
  • 06-Jan-20 to 05-Jul-21   
  • 20-Apr-20 to 18-Oct-21

There will also be practical assessments for each unit which will take place in the workplace by a qualified college assessor.

All of your knowledge work will be assessed by assignments and your practice will be assessed in your workplace by a range of methods including observations in line with the requirements of the City & Guilds of London Institute. You will be supported by your Skills officer to build an electronic portfolio of evidence.

What topics will I study?

This is a competency based course recognising your ability to gain a good knowledge and understanding of a subject and to perform varied tasks in your workplace. This is primarily for those working in a face-to-face role with service users. You will undertake a range of mandatory units some of which are listed below together with optional units which you will choose to suit your job role.

Unit 201 Safeguarding and protection in care settings

Unit 202 Responsibilities of a care worker

Unit 203 Communication in care settings

Unit 204 Causes and Spread of Infection

Unit 205 Duty of care

Unit 206 Handle information in care settings

What are the entry requirements?

You must be working in health and social care and must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) for your employer. You need excellent communication and organisational skills and be motivated to learn. You will have to undertake an interview and complete a skills scan. This is suitable for people starting out in the sector and for those with more experience who want to gain a meaningful work related, competency based qualification.

What facilities are there?

Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. 

What can the course lead on to?

The course is designed to give you the knowledge to embark on a career in care and meet the requirements laid down in the Care Standards Act 2000. You may be able to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Are there any additional costs?

Peripatetic assessment is included in the fee.


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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