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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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L2 Diploma in Care Level 2 | Diploma in Care

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The Level 2 Diploma in Care is a competence-based qualification which has been developed with Skills for Care and in consultation with employers who provide adult care. It covers the knowledge and skills required to work in an adult care worker role in a range of settings, supporting individuals with different needs.

The qualification is aimed at adult care workers, support workers and key workers in a range of adult care or integrated care settings. It is suitable for those new to care or those who are working in care and wish to validate their skills.

The diploma is a flexible qualification to suit different settings in the care sector. There is a strong emphasis on practical skills, as well as the underpinning theories which support your working practices. All learners are expected to complete their qualification within 12 months.

The qualification will take around 12 months to complete. You are required to complete your training within the workplace, where an assessor will visit you and support your progress through on-site assessment.

Your course is fully delivered within your workplace by a competent assessor on a one-to-one basis. Visits are arranged to be flexible to suit the needs of the learner. You will build a portfolio of evidence; this will be achieved through a variety of methods, including assessor observations, discussions, study packs and testimonials.

You will need to be employed in the care sector and working in excess of 16 hours per week. Ideally you will have undertaken a workplace induction or the Care Certificate, and it is desirable that you have at least 3 months' experience within your job role.

Why study with us?

  • We focus on you
  • We are flexible and reliable
  • Competent assessors
  • Resources are provided
  • Bespoke packages to meet individual employers' requirements

You must complete the following mandatory units:

  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Communication in care settings
  • Duty of care
  • Handling information in care settings
  • Personal development in care settings
  • Equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Health, safety and well-being in care settings
  • Implementing person-centred approaches in care settings

Students will then choose a range of optional units relating to the nature of their work role, for example:

  • Understand mental well-being and mental health
  • Nutrition and health
  • Dementia awareness
  • Medication
  • Principles of self-directed support
  • Provide support for mobility
  • Support care plan activities
  • Support individuals to live at home
  • Infection control
  • Moving and handling

You will be allocated an assessor to observe you in your workplace.

You are observed working with adults in your natural working environment and will put together a portfolio of evidence to show your understanding of the role, as well as validating your competence in the role. This will cover:

  • Planning and implementing activities
  • Observing adults
  • Maintaining records
  • Communicating with key people
  • Implementing health and safety
  • Abiding by government legislation and requirements

Evidence will be gathered using a variety of methods, including:

  • Direct observation of your practice
  • Personal reflections on practice
  • Written tasks
  • Research projects
  • Written questions
  • Professional discussion

Funding and Financial Support Options
This course may have a variety of funding options available to you including:

  • Benefit Waiver

For more information on these and other financial support options including payment plans, please visit our Money Management Service area or email [email protected].  

How will I learn?

Work-based learning is delivered through a partnership between learner, employers and SGS College. Allowing learners, the opportunity to study within the workplace enables learners to apply professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to course outcomes.

You will be provided with log in details to our Smart Assessor portal and assigned an assessor who will visit you within the work place throughout the year.

Previous work

Entry Requirements

A good level of maths and english is required along side a passion for the subject.

Progression routes

    Additional Information

    Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before completing an enrolment form.

    For information on how this may impact health online courses please email [email protected]

    Please be aware this course has a fee that is payable on enrolment. If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.

    For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

    This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.

    Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next.

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    Dates and Enrolment for this course

    Course information last updated: Friday 31st March 2023 @ 8.02am (1 day ago)



    From Bristol

    I am writing this statement to show people how rewarding it is to achieve any diplomas they want to do.

    I started off doing my Level 2 diploma in health and social care which is now called Health and social in adult care. When I started doing my Level 2 I only recently started doing care ( as a health care assistant ) and by doing this diploma I learnt a lot from it as I was only new to the scene. It covers all areas you need to know to get you the knowledge that you need.

    After finishing my Level 2, I had the knowledge to understand care more.

    A few years down the line I started working in a new care home as I moved house so I needed something more close to home, this was a Dementia Home specifically for Dementia patients. I then thought I needed a challenge and to progress so I started my Level 3, because I had more experience in working in care. I found the Level 3 diploma had even more understanding of the knowledge you need to progress in care. I learnt even more from this and really enjoyed doing it.

    I couldn't have done this without the help of my amazing assessor Louise White, she helped me so much with both my Level 2 and 3 and I highly recommend that if anyone was wanting to go ahead to do any courses I would pick Louise. When i started doing my Level 2 with Louise i went into the college to meet up with her to go through work etc, unfortunately when in the middle of doing my Level 3 diploma Covid hit and had to do it from home, even so i still had so much support off Louise, i could email whenever i wanted and she would get back to me, and we would have monthly phone calls regarding my work and progression.

    Now I have both my Level 2 and 3 diplomas. I have now become a senior care assistant and am absolutely loving what I do.

    Thank you for all the help of my assessor. I couldn't have done without you.

    I definitely highly recommend.

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