customerservices@skillsfirst.co.uk

0121 270 5100

Twitter

LinkedIn

Awarding Organisation




Skillsfirst Qualifications



Skillsfirst Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)

Qualification summary

The Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) sets out the minimum requirements for a qualification that develops and confirms the competence of those who work in health and adult care services in England. The titling of each unit within the qualification mirrors the Skills for Care performance requirements listed in the agreed specification whilst the skills and knowledge requirements listed are all included within the unit content.

 

The 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.

 

This qualification recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to demonstrate effective communication, person development, values and behaviours, health and wellbeing, responsibilities of self and others and safeguarding It could also be used as CPD for experienced and specialist staff in adult care seeking a qualification to recognise their competence.

 

If you feel you are in a supervisory role you could choose the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF).

 

Whilst this qualification is integrated into the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard, the qualification may also be undertaken outside the Apprenticeship. This could be for learners who do not meet the age or qualification requirements for a full Apprenticeship, or who wish to use the qualification for CPD, to re-skill, or other development activities.

 

On completion of this qualification you could progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF).

 

This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of previous learning. There is no minimum age requirement for this qualification.

 

It is supported nationwide by employers. For a list of the training providers and colleges who deliver this qualification in your area please contact our customer services team.

 

Related Documents:


Skillsfirst Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) Handbook

 

Qualification structure

Learners need to complete a minimum of 46 credits to achieve this qualification.

 

All units must be achieved from Group M and a minimum of 20 credits from Group O.

 

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 319

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 460

 

Qualification number

Qualification reference

Qualification review date

CD2

 

603/2806/X

 

31/12/2021

 


Group M - mandatory units

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Level

Credit value

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

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Level

Credit value

R/602/4011

CH60

Support carers to meet the care needs of individuals

3

5

T/505/1143

DA1

Understand diabetes

2

4

J/601/2874

DEM201

Dementia awareness

2

2

A/503/8085

ELC1

Understand how to work in end of life care

2

3

D/601/9023

HSC2001

Provide support for therapy sessions

2

2

K/601/9025

HSC2003

Provide support to manage pain and discomfort

2

2

M/601/8054

HSC 2014

Support Individuals to eat and drink

2

2

R/601/8063

HSC2017

Provide agreed support for foot care

2

3

T/601/8721

HSC2024

Undertake agreed pressure area care

2

4

J/601/8853 HSC2027 Obtain and test specimens from individuals 2 2
F/601/3764 HSC3045 Promote positive behaviour 3 6

K/601/9493

HSC3046

Introduction to personalisation in social care

3

3

K/601/5351

LD201

Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

2

4

M/601/5316

LD210

Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions

2

2

K/601/2950

MHL202

Approaches to care and management in mental health

2

3

J/601/5824

PDOP23

Understand the impact of acquired brain Injury on individuals

2

3

H/615/4486

SCM301

Understand stroke care management

3

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

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

H/601/5703

LD206

Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene

2

1

Y/501/0598

ASM34

Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects

3

5

T/601/8637

HSC2007

Support independence in the tasks of daily living

2

5

A/601/8025

HSC2008

Provide support for journeys

2

2

R/601/8015

HSC2013

Support care plan activities

2

2

F/601/8060

HSC2015

Support individuals to meet personal care needs

2

2

R/601/7902

HSC2019

Gain access to the homes of individuals, deal with emergencies and ensure security on departure

2

2

J/601/8027

HSC2028

Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care

2

4

H/601/8049

HSC3020

Facilitate person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review

3

6

L/601/6442

LD202

Support person-centred thinking and planning

2

5

Y/601/7352

LDOP203

Provide active support

2

5

A/601/9546

HSC2031

Contribute to support of positive risk-taking for individuals

2

3

 

To find out more about our registration/certification fees, contact our customer services team on
0121 270 5100 or email us

 

Qualifications

Health and Health & Social Care

Assessment Principles Health & Social Care

PWA01 - Skillsfirst Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

MPWA1 - Skillsfirst Level 1 Award in Ways to Maintain Personal Well-being (RQF)

ERRA02 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care, Children and Young People's Settings (RQF)

PWWC1 - Skillsfirst Level 1 Certificate in the Principles of Maintaining Personal Well-being at Work (RQF)

LGBTHC2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate in LGBT Inclusivity in a Health and Social Care Environment (RQF)

PWC02 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

PWC03 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

SHMC2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (RQF)

WCSD2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Diploma in Working in Care Services (RQF)

CD2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)

CD3 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

CD4 - Skillsfirst Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

CD5 - Skillsfirst Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF)

HSC5 - Skillsfirst Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (RQF)

EPL2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (RQF) Closed for registrations

EPL3 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (RQF) Closed for registrations

HSCD4 - Skillsfirst Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) (RQF) Closed for registrations

HSCD03 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF) Closed for registrations