Level 2 Diploma in Care

Skills for Care Endorsed Provider


The Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) is designed to demonstrate the learner’s knowledge and understanding of what is involved in the delivery of high quality care and support.

It also covers the learning skills that a learner would need for a successful career in providing a range of care services.

Qualification No. Level Credit Value Awarding Organisation
603/2806/X 2 46
Skillfirst Awards

Qualification Overview

This VTCT (Skillsfirst) qualification is suitable for learners who are already working within the care sector, such as an adult care worker, a healthcare assistant/support worker, personal assistant, etc. It could also be suitable for those seeking employment who having the ability and the opportunity to demonstrate recognisable competences.

A minimum total of 46 credits must be achieved to gain the qualification as follows:

Group M – 26 credits
Group O – 20 credits

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 319
Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 460

Group M - Mandatory Units

Unit AO Ref. Title Level Credits
T/616/7792 CA1 Communication in care settings 2 3
A/616/7793 CA2 Handle information in care settings 2 2
F/616/7794 CA3 Personal development in care settings 2 3
J/616/7795 CA4 Implement person-centred approaches in care settings 2 5
L/616/7796 CA5 Equality and inclusion in care settings 2 2
R/616/7797 CA6 Health, safety and well-being in care settings 2 4
Y/616/7798 CA7 Responsibilities of a care worker 2 2
D/616/7799 CA8 Duty of care 2 2
J/616/7800 CA9 Safeguarding and protection in care settings 2 3

Group O - Optional Units

Unit AO Ref. Title Level Credits
J/601/2874 DEM201 Dementia awareness 2 2
A/503/8085 ELC1 Understand how to work in the end of life care 2 3
K/601/5315 LD201 Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities 2 4
M/601/5316 LD210 Introductory awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions 2 2
F/601/9578 SHM4 Record-keeping and audit processes for medication administration and storage 2 3
F/601/3442 SSMU21 Introductory awareness of sensory loss 2 2
Y/601/3446 SSOP21 Introductory awareness of models of disability 2 2
A/601/4895 SSOP23 Contribute to the support of individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities 2 3
H/601/3451 SSOP24 Contribute to supporting individuals in the use of assistive technology 2 3

Topics Covered

The Level 2 diploma in care services optional units includes the following areas relating to working in adult social care:


Sensory loss.

Models of disability.

Assistive technology.

Autistic Spectrum Conditions.

Learning disability.

End of life care.


Delivered and accessed online via EdgeWorks™ Care Academy

1 round of marking and invigilation

VTCT (Skillsfirst) qualification certificate upon successful completion

Online candidate support

Learner records archived for future tracking and reporting


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