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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
- 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
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.
A good level of maths and english is required along side a passion for the subject.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
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.
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