Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate Qualification

Skills for Care Endorsed Provider


This qualification has been designed to provide the learner with the necessary knowledge and skills that will be expected of those who work in adult social care and have a responsibility for providing person-centred, values-driven care and support for those accessing the service.

Qualification No. Level Guided Learning Hours Awarding Organisation
610/4139/7 2 244
Skillfirst Awards

Qualification Overview

Learners should be working within the adult social care setting typically under the direction of their manager or supervisor. Learners should have either completed employer specific induction and mandatory training prior to starting the qualification.

To be awarded the VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate, learners must achieve all mandatory units.

Group M - Mandatory Units

Unit AO Ref. Title Level GLH
Y/651/1364 USK42 Understand own role 2 14
A/651/1365 USK43 Personal development 2 20
D/651/1366 USK44 Duty of care 2 14
F/651/1367 USK45 Equality, diversity, inclusion, and human rights 2 14
H/651/1368 USK46 Work in a person-centred way 2 20
J/651/1369 USK47 Communication 2 20
M/651/1370 USK48 Privacy and dignity 2 20
R/651/1371 USK49 Nutrition and hydration 2 14
T/651/1372 USK50 Awareness of mental health and dementia 2 20
Y/651/1373 USK51 Adult safeguarding 2 20
A/651/1374 USK52 Safeguarding children 2 7
D/651/1375 USK53 Health, safety, and principles of basic life support 2 20
F/651/1376 USK54 Handling information 2 7
H/651/1377 USK55 Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) 2 14
J/651/1378 USK56 An awareness of learning disability and autism 2 20

Topics Covered

Learners are required to demonstrate understanding and effective practice in the following areas:

Understanding own role.

Personal development.

Duty of care.

Equality, diversity, inclusion, and human rights.

Working in a person-centred way.


Privacy and dignity.


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Marking and invigilation

VTCT (Skillsfirst) qualification certificate upon successful completion

Online candidate support

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