Diploma in Adult Care – Level 2

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.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Care and Education
  • Qualification City & Guilds Diploma
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length 104 weeks
  • Start Date 14-Sep-23
  • End Date 29-Sep-25
  • Day Thurs
  • Times Variable
  • Fee £875

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.

Teaching and learning methods

All delivery takes place in the workplace and via the Onefile portfolio. This course is suitable for independent learners.

Modules and assessment

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

All of the theory will be assessed by assignments and professional discussions 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.

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

Career options and progression

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.

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.

Your Employer will need to confirm your job role and give permission for College staff to enter their premises to carry out observations of your practice.

  • Tutorial and assessor support
  • Online portfolio and resources
  •  Access to the College learning resource centre
Additional Costs

Peripatetic assessment is included in the fee.

Your tutor will discuss appropriate text books with you at the start of your course.

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