The Level 2 Diploma in Working in Care Services (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.
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This Skillsfirst qualification is aimed at learners in a variety of roles and job titles, including care workers, community, support and outreach workers, personal assistance and domiciliary care workers. It is anticipated that learners completing this qualification will progress to work in a wide range of settings in the adult social care sector.
A minimum total of 37 credits must be achieved to gain the qualification as follows:
Group M – 22 credits
Group O – 15 credits
All units are knowledge only.
|A/601/8574||HSC024||Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care||2||3|
|L/602/2905||PWSC21||Principles of communication in adult social care settings||2||2|
|L/602/3035||PWSC22||Principles of personal development in adult social care settings||2||2|
|H/602/3039||PWSC23||Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings||2||2|
|A/602/3113||PWSC25||Understand the role of the social care worker||2||1|
|J/602/3180||PWSC26||Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings||2||4|
|R/602/3179||PWSC27||Understand health and safety in social care settings||2||4|
|Y/602/3118||PWSC28||Understand how to handle information in social care settings||2||1|
|H/601/5474||SHC24||Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children's and your people's settings||2||1|
|H/601/2879||DEM202||The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia||2||2|
|T/601/9416||DEM205||Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia||2||2|
|A/601/2886||DEM207||Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care||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|
|Y/601/9571||SHM1||Understand medication and prescriptions||2||3|
|K/601/9574||SHM2||Supply, storage and disposal of medication||2||4|
|T/601/9576||SHM3||Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication||2||4|
|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|
|K/601/3449||SSOP22||Support effective communication with individuals with a sensory loss||2||3|
|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|
|F/601/5160||SSOP25||Support individuals to negotiate environments||2||4|
The Level 2 diploma in working in care services mandatory units includes the following areas relating to working in adult social care:
Equality, diversity and inclusion.
The role of the social care worker.
Health and safety.
Duty of care.
In addition, topics which which are included in the optional units cover:
End of life care.
Autistic Spectrum Condition awareness.
Safe handling of medication.
Delivered and accessed online via Care Academy
1 round of marking and invigilation
Skillsfirst qualification certificate upon successful completion
Online candidate support
Learner records archived for future tracking and reporting